"Ain't That Peculiar"
Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album
Moods of Marvin Gaye
B-side "She's Got to Be Real"
September 14, 1965
Hitsville, USA, Detroit, Michigan; May 5 & 12, 1965
Soul, pop, R&B
Pete Moore, William "Smokey" Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marv Tarplin
Producer(s) Smokey Robinson
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
Ain't That Peculiar" is a 1965 song recorded by American soul musician Marvin Gaye for the Tamla (Motown) label. The single was produced by Smokey Robinson, and written by Robinson, and fellow Miracles members Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin. "Ain't That Peculiar" features Gaye, with The Andantes on backing vocals, singing about the torment of a painful relationship.
The single was Gaye's second U.S. million seller successfully duplicating its predecessor "
I'll Be Doggone", from earlier in 1965 by topping s Billboard' Hot R&B Singles chart in the fall of 1965, peaking at #8 on the US Pop Singles chart. It became one of Gaye's signature 1960s recordings, and was his best-known solo hit before 1968's " [1 ] I Heard It Through the Grapevine".
Cover versions [ edit ]
A cover by the English group,
Japan was included on their 1980 album . It was later issued as a B-side to their 1982 hit "Nightporter". Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Washington, DC-based Hip Hop producer and MC,
Oddisee, remixed the song for his Odd Renditions Vol. 001 EP from 2012. The remix features various samples of Marvin Gaye's original vocal track, only, re-mixed with new melody and rhythm tracks.
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