Marvin Gaye discography

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Marvin Gaye discography
Releases
Studio albums 25
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 24
Singles 83
Video albums 3
Music videos 2
Soundtracks 1
Tribute and cover albums 2

American music artist Marvin Gaye released 25 studio albums, 4 live albums, 1 soundtrack album, 24 compilation albums and 83 singles. In 1961 Gaye signed a recording contract with Tamla Records, owned by Motown. The first release under the label was The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye. Gaye's first album to chart was a duet album with Mary Wells titled Together, peaking at number forty-two on the Billboard pop album chart. His 1965 album, Moods of Marvin Gaye, became his first album to reach the top ten of the R&B album charts and spawned four hit singles. Gaye recorded more than thirty hit singles for Motown throughout the 1960s, becoming established as "the Prince of Motown". Gaye topped the charts in 1968 with his rendition of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", while his 1969 album, M.P.G., became his first number one R&B album. Gaye's landmark album, 1971's What's Going On became the first album by a solo artist to launch three top ten singles, including the title track. His 1973 single, "Let's Get It On", topped the charts while its subsequent album reached number two on the charts becoming his most successful Motown album to date. In 1982, after 21 years with Motown, Gaye signed with Columbia Records and issued Midnight Love, which included his most successful single to date, "Sexual Healing". Following his death in 1984, three albums were released posthumously while some of Gaye's landmark works were re-issued.

Gaye recorded sixty seven charted singles on the Billboard charts, with forty-one reaching the top forty, eighteen reaching the top ten and three peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Sixty of his singles reached the top forty of the R&B charts, with thirty-eight of those reaching the top ten and thirteen peaking at number one. Gaye also had success in international charts, his biggest success in sales and chart positions peaking in the UK while achieving modest success in other countries.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B UK
[1]
1961 The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
1963 That Stubborn Kinda Fellow
1964 When I'm Alone I Cry
Hello Broadway
1965 How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You 128 4
A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole
1966 Moods of Marvin Gaye 118 8
1968 In The Groove (a.k.a. I Heard It Through the Grapevine) 63 2
  • UK: Gold
1969 M.P.G. 33 1
1970 That's the Way Love Is 189 17
1971 What's Going On 6 1 56*
  • UK: Platinum
  • US: Gold
1972 Trouble Man 14 3
1973 Let's Get It On 2 1 39
  • UK: Silver
1976 I Want You 4 1 22
1978 Here, My Dear 26 4
1981 In Our Lifetime 32 6 48
1982 Midnight Love 7 1 10
  • UK: Gold
  • US: 3x Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • * The album charted in the UK in 1996.

Posthumous albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B UK
[1]
1985 Dream of a Lifetime 41 8 46
Romantically Yours
1997 Vulnerable
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Duet albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B UK
[1]
1964 Together
(with Mary Wells)
42
1966 Take Two
(with Kim Weston)
1967 United
(with Tammi Terrell)
69 7
1968 You're All I Need
(with Tammi Terrell)
60 4
1969 Easy
(with Tammi Terrell)
184
1973 Diana & Marvin
(with Diana Ross)
26 7 6
  • UK: Gold
1980 Motown Superstar Series
(with Tammi Terrell)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B UK
[1]
1963 Marvin Gaye Recorded Live on Stage
1974 Marvin Gaye Live! 8 1
1977 Live at the London Palladium 3 1
2005 Marvin Gaye at the Copa
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B UK
[1]
1964 Greatest Hits 72
1967 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 178 19 40
1969 Marvin Gaye and His Girls 183 16
1970 Super Hits 117 19
Greatest Hits 171 17 60
1974 Anthology (version one) 61 10
1976 Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits 44 17
  • US: Platinum
  • UK: Gold
1983 Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye 80 13
  • US: Platinum
1984 Anthology (version two)
1986 Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye: Never Before Released Masters 193 48
1988 A Musical Testament: 1964-1984 69
18 Greatest Hits
1990 The Marvin Gaye Collection 67
1994 The Norman Whitfield Sessions
Love Starved Heart: Rare and Unreleased
1995 Anthology (version three)
The Master: 1961/1984 (box set)
1999 Love Starved Heart (Expanded Edition)
2000 Marvin Gaye: The Love Songs 8
  • UK: Silver
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 - the 1960s
2001 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 - the 1970s
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
The Complete Duets (with Tammi Terrell)
Love Songs: Greatest Duets
2002 Love Songs: Bedroom Ballads
The Very Best of Marvin Gaye (re-released in 2005 as Marvin Gaye: Gold) 167 85 3
  • UK: Platinum
2005 Marvin Gaye: Gold (re-released title of above album) 86
2008 Playlist Your Way 77
2010 Icon 44
2011 S.O.U.L.: Marvin Gaye 68
2012 S.O.U.L.: Marvin Gaye Volume 2 40
2013 Ballads
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Re-release albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1998 Midnight Love and the Sexual Healing Sessions (re-released in 2007 as Midnight Love: The 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition) Legacy
2001 What's Going On (Deluxe Edition) Universal
Let's Get It On (Deluxe Edition) Universal
2003 I Want You (Deluxe Edition) Universal
2007 In Our Lifetime (Expanded Love Man Deluxe Edition) Hip-O Select
2008 Here, My Dear (Expanded Edition) Universal/Hip-O Select
2011 What's Going On (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) Universal
2012 Trouble Man (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition) Universal/Hip-O Select

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B UK
[1][2]
1961 "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
1962 "Sandman"
"Soldier's Plea" That Stubborn Kinda Fellow
"Stubborn Kind of Fellow" 46 8
"Hitch Hike" 30 12
1963 "Pride and Joy" 10 2
"Can I Get a Witness" 22 3
"I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby" 77
1964 "You're a Wonderful One" 15 3
"Once Upon a Time"
(with Mary Wells)
19 3 50 Together
"What's the Matter with You Baby"
(with Mary Wells)
17 2
"Try It Baby" 15 6
"Baby Don't You Do It" 27 14
"What Good Am I Without You"
(with Kim Weston)
61 28
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" 6 3 49
1965 "I'll Be Doggone" 8 1 Moods of Marvin Gaye
"Pretty Little Baby" 25 16
"Ain't That Peculiar" 8 1 Moods of Marvin Gaye
1966 "One More Heartache" 29 4
"Take This Heart of Mine" 44 16
"Little Darling (I Need You)" 47 10 50
"It Takes Two"
(with Kim Weston)
14 4 16 Take Two
1967 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
(with Tammi Terrell)
19 3 80 United
"Your Unchanging Love" 33 7
"Your Precious Love"
(with Tammi Terrell)
5 2 United
"You" 34 7 I Heard It Through the Grapevine!
"If I Could Build My Whole World Around You"
(with Tammi Terrell)
10 2 41 United
1968 "If This World Were Mine"
(with Tammi Terrell)
68 27
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
(with Tammi Terrell)
8 1 34 You're All I Need
"You're All I Need to Get By"
(with Tammi Terrell)
7 1 19
"Chained" 32 8 I Heard It Through the Grapevine!
"Keep On Lovin' Me Honey"
(with Tammi Terrell)
24 11 You're All I Need
"You Ain't Livin' till You're Lovin'"
(with Tammi Terrell)
21
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow"
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" 1 1 1 I Heard It Through the Grapevine!
1969 "Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By"
(with Tammi Terrell)
30 11 26 Easy
"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" 4 1 5 M.P.G.
"That's the Way Love Is" 7 2
"Abraham, Martin and John" 9
"What You Gave Me"
(with Tammi Terrell)
49 6 Easy
"How Can I Forget" 41 18 That's the Way Love Is
1970 "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got" 67 26
"The Onion Song"
(with Tammi Terrell)
50 18 9 Easy
"California Soul"
(with Tammi Terrell)
56
"The End of Our Road" 40 7
1971 "What's Going On" 2 1 What's Going On
"Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" 4 1
"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" 9 1
"Save the Children" 41
1972 "You're the Man" 50 7
"Trouble Man" 7 4 Trouble Man
"I Want to Come Home for Christmas"
1973 "Let's Get It On" 1 1 31
  • US: Platinum
Let's Get It On
"You're a Special Part of Me"
(with Diana Ross)
12 4 Diana & Marvin
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
(with Diana Ross)
25
"Come Get to This" 21 3 51 Let's Get It On
1974 "You Sure Love to Ball" 50 13
"My Mistake (Was to Love You)"
(with Diana Ross)
19 15 Diana & Marvin
"Don't Knock My Love"
(with Diana Ross)
46 25
"You Are Everything"
(with Diana Ross)
5
  • UK: Silver
"Distant Lover (Live)" 28 12 Marvin Gaye Live!
1976 "I Want You" 15 1 I Want You
"After the Dance" 74 14
"Since I Had You"
1977 "Got to Give It Up" 1 1 7 Live at the London Palladium
1978 "Pops, We Love You (A Tribute to Father)"
(with Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson)
59 26 66
1979 "A Funky Space Reincarnation" 106 23 Here, My Dear
"Anger" (Canadian release)
"Ego Tripping Out" 17 In Our Lifetime
1981 "Praise" 101 18
"Heavy Love Affair" 61
1982 "Sexual Healing" 3 1 4
  • CAN: Gold
  • UK: Silver
  • US: Platinum
Midnight Love
1983 "My Love Is Waiting" 34
"'Til Tomorrow" 31
"Joy" 78
1985 "Sanctified Lady"1 101 2 51 Dream of a Lifetime
"It's Madness"1 55
"Just Like"1
1986 "The World Is Rated X"1
1991 "My Last Chance"1 16
1994 "Lucky, Lucky Me"1 67
2001 "Music"1 (with Erick Sermon) 21 2 36
2005 "Let's Get It On (The M.P.G. Groove Mix)"1 94
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • * November 1963 to January 1965 R&B Singles chart positions come from Cashbox.
  • 1 All singles after 1984 were posthumous releases.
  • 2 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" reached its peak in the UK Singles Chart in 2013

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Format
2003 Marvin Gaye: Live in Montreux 1980 DVD
2006 The Real Thing: In Performance (1964–1981) DVD
2006 What's Going On DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
1979 "A Funky Space Reincarnation"
1982 "Sexual Healing"

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1994 "Sexual Healing" (live version) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I[3]
2013 "Rage" Young Buck Back On My Buck Shit Vol. 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 223. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ BMRB Chart 1970- 1976 Top 50 plus Top 10 Breakers
  3. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume 1: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 

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