You (Marvin Gaye song)

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"You"
Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album In the Groove/I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Released December 21, 1967
Recorded April 14; May 23; June 23 & 26; September 11, 1967
Genre Soul, psychedelic soul, funk
Length 2:25
Label Tamla
Writer(s) Ivy Jo Hunter
Jack Goga
Jeffrey Bowen
Producer(s) Ivy Jo Hunter
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"Your Precious Love"
(with Tammi Terrell) (1967)
"You"
(1967)
"If I Could Build My Whole World Around You"
(with Tammi Terrell) (1967)

"You" is a 1967 single released by American singer Marvin Gaye on the Tamla label.

Released as the first single from Gaye's In the Groove album, it was written by Ivy Jo Hunter, Jack Goga and Jeffrey Bowen and produced by Hunter.

The song talked of a man wanting to keep a rendezvous secret with one woman due to their differing social statuses, Marvin's narrator being working class, while the woman is upper class.

Recorded after Gaye recorded his "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" single, it showcased a new rougher Gaye vocal than usual signaling a change in the singer's direction as he stepped away from the sophisticated-styled soul that dominated his mid-sixties releases.

A modest hit on the pop charts peaking at number thirty-four, it was a top ten single on the R&B charts where it peaked at number seven.

The background vocals in the song were provided by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

A jazz instrumental cover of the song, titled "You, Baby", was released by Nat Adderley on his 1968 album of the same name.

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