Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got

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"Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got"
Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album That's the Way Love Is
B-side "How Can I Forget"
Released December 16, 1969
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA; 1969
Genre Soul
Label Tamla
T 54190
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Barrett Strong
Producer(s) Norman Whitfield
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"What You Gave Me"
"How Can I Forget"/"Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got"
"The Onion Song"

"Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got" is a psychedelic soul song recorded by Motown singer Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla label in 1970. Like Gaye's UK hit "Abraham, Martin & John", the song has a social context: it depicts a man anticipating his release from prison on the morrow, when he'll return home on a train to "the girl that I left behind," promising himself that he will reward her steadfast love for him by "giv[ing] her all the love [he's] got." The song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and produced by Whitfield and released off the singer's 1970 album, That's the Way Love Is. Originally recorded by Jimmy Ruffin, and in 1968 by the Temptations as part of the album "The Temptations Wish It Would Rain," the song was a modest hit when Gaye released it in early 1970, peaking at number sixty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number twenty-six on the Hot Selling Soul Singles chart.


Marvin Gaye version[edit]

Jimmy Ruffin version[edit]