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|Single by Marvin Gaye|
|from the album Dream of a Lifetime|
|Recorded||Early 1970s, Detroit, Michigan|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
The second posthumous release following up the successful hit, "Sanctified Lady", which missed a chance of giving Gaye his fourteenth number-one R&B single; "It's Madness" was brought out from old Motown archives from the early-'70s.
The song's melancholy vibe was reminiscent of Marvin's recordings during the 1970s and could've likely have been recorded as a demo for Sammy Davis, Jr., who briefly signed with the label (Gaye had also wanted to give Davis the song "Dream of a Lifetime" though he was unable to).
Written by Marvin and produced with an eighties pop flourish by his longtime mentor Harvey Fuqua, the song was released and peaked at number fifty-five on the R&B singles chart. It has since been issued on later compilations released of Marvin's music from his later years.
- All vocals by Marvin Gaye
- Written by Marvin Gaye
- Produced by Harvey Fuqua