Little Darling (I Need You)
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|"Little Darling (I Need You)"|
|Single by Marvin Gaye|
|from the album Moods of Marvin Gaye|
|Released||July 26, 1966|
|Recorded||March 22, April 2 and May 6, 1965|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, soul, pop rock|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
This song was released after the modest success of the Miracles-produced single "Take This Heart of Mine" in hopes that Gaye's work with the hit-making trio Holland-Dozier-Holland would bring him back to the pop top ten.
Similarly conceived with the same musical background as their previous collaboration, "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", the song has the singer declaring to his woman to stay beside him promising her that he'll be "(her) number-one fool".
While it reached the top forty of the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart peaking at number sixteen, it did not perform as well as "Take This Heart of Mine" on the pop charts, peaking at number 47.
- Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
- Background vocals by The Andantes: Marlene Barrow, Jackie Hicks and Louvain Demps
- Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
- Produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
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