Chained (Marvin Gaye song)
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|Single by Marvin Gaye|
|from the album In the Groove/I Heard It Through the Grapevine|
|Released||August 20, 1968|
|Recorded||February 24; March 7; April 22, 23 & 25; May 2; June 20, 1968|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
His second non-duet solo hit after two years of, mostly, duet singles with the likes of Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell, the song talked about how he was just with his estranged lover and then the lover disappeared and the narrator hopes to bring her back home.
The song was another top forty entry for Gaye peaking at number thirty-two on the chart while ascending to number eight R&B. The male background singing group, The Originals, would later collaborate with Gaye on their own singles such as "Baby I'm for Real" and "The Bells".
The song was first recorded by actor Paul Petersen in 1967.
|U.S. Billboard Top Pop Songs||32|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||8|
- Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
- Background vocals by The Originals: Freddie Gorman, Walter Gaines, Hank Dixon, C.P. Spencer
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
- Singer Cissy Houston with her R&B/gospel female group Sweet Inspirations recorded the song for their 1969 album Sweets for My Sweet.
- Michael Jackson with his group The Jackson 5 recorded the song for their 1969 album "Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5"
- Rare Earth recorded and released it as a single in 1974. It also appears on their Anthology: The Best of Rare Earth and Greatest Hits & Rare Classics albums.
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