Once Upon a Time (Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells song)

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"Once Upon a Time"
Single by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells
from the album Together
B-side What's the Matter with You Baby
Genre Pop, rhythm and blues
Length 2:32
Label Motown
Writer(s) Clarence Paul
Barney Ales
Dave Hamilton
William "Mickey" Stevenson
Producer(s) Mickey Stevenson

"Once Upon a Time" is a 1964 single released by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells from their sole duet album, Together.

Written by Clarence Paul, Barney Ales, Dave Hamilton and William "Mickey" Stevenson, the song discussed how the two narrators felt lonely until they met each other referring to their past as it happened "once upon a time".

The song brought simultaneous top forty pop success for the duo as the single hit number nineteen while its b-side, "What's the Matter with You Baby" peaked at number seventeen on the pop singles chart. The song's co-writer, Dave Hamilton, plays the vibraharp solo.

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