Marvin Gaye discography

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Marvin Gaye discography
Marvin Gaye 1968.jpg
Marvin Gaye in 1968
Studio albums25
Live albums4
Compilation albums24
Video albums3
Music videos2
Singles83
Soundtrack albums1
Tribute albums2

American music artist Marvin Gaye released 25 studio albums, four live albums, one soundtrack album, 24 compilation albums, and 83 singles. In 1961 Gaye signed a recording contract with Tamla Records, owned by Motown. The first release under the label was The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye. Gaye's first album to chart was a duet album with Mary Wells titled Together, peaking at number forty-two on the Billboard pop album chart. His 1965 album, Moods of Marvin Gaye, became his first album to reach the top ten of the R&B album charts and spawned four hit singles. Gaye recorded more than thirty hit singles for Motown throughout the 1960s, becoming established as "the Prince of Motown". Gaye topped the charts in 1968 with his rendition of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", while his 1969 album, M.P.G., became his first number one R&B album. Gaye's landmark album, 1971's What's Going On became the first album by a solo artist to launch three top ten singles, including the title track. His 1973 single, "Let's Get It On", topped the charts while its subsequent album reached number two on the charts becoming his most successful Motown album to date. In 1982, after 21 years with Motown, Gaye signed with Columbia Records and issued Midnight Love, which included his most successful single to date, "Sexual Healing". Following his death in 1984, three albums were released posthumously while some of Gaye's landmark works were re-issued.

Gaye recorded sixty seven charted singles on the Billboard charts, with forty-one reaching the top forty, eighteen reaching the top ten and three peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Sixty of his singles reached the top forty of the R&B charts, with thirty-eight of those reaching the top ten and thirteen peaking at number one. Gaye also had success in international charts, his biggest success in sales and chart positions peaking in the UK while achieving modest success in other countries.

Studio albums[edit]

1960s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
CAN
[3]
The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
  • Released: 8 June 1961
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-221)
N/A
That Stubborn Kinda Fellow
  • Released: 31 January 1963
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-239)
When I'm Alone I Cry
  • Released: 1 April 1964
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-251)
Hello Broadway
  • Released: 12 November 1964
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-259)
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You
  • Released: 21 January 1965
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-258)
128 4
A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole
  • Released: 1 November 1965
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-261)
Moods of Marvin Gaye
  • Released: 23 May 1966
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-266)
118 8
In The Groove
(I Heard It Through the Grapevine)
  • Released: 26 August 1968
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-285)
63 2 36
M.P.G.
  • Released: 30 April 1969
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-292)
33 1
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.

1970–1984[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11][12]
UK
[13]
That's the Way Love Is
  • Released: 8 January 1970
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-299)
189 17 N/A
What's Going On
  • Released: 21 May 1971
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-310)
6 1 37 64
[A]
56
[B]
Let's Get It On
  • Released: 28 August 1973
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-329)
2 1 10 39
I Want You
  • Released: 16 March 1976
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-342)
4 1 87 19 22
Here, My Dear
  • Released: 15 December 1978
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-364)
26 4 35
In Our Lifetime
  • Released: 15 January 1981
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-374)
32 6 48
Midnight Love
  • Released: 1 October 1982
  • Label: Columbia (#85977)
7 1 23 7 20 8 6 14 10
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.


Posthumous[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
BEL
[15]
CAN
[16]
EUR
[17]
GER
[18]
SCO
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[13]
UK
Sales

[21]
Dream of a Lifetime
  • Released: 21 May 1985
  • Label: Columbia (#39916)
41 8 94 90 N/A 46
Romantically Yours
  • Released: November 1985
  • Label: Columbia (#40208)
Vulnerable
  • Released: 22 April 1997
  • Label: Motown (#314530786)
You're the Man
  • Released: 29 March 2019
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-316)
168 17 57 46 30 80 52 23
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Duet with Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[22]
US
R&B

[23]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[24]
UK
[13]
Together Mary Wells
  • Released: 15 April 1964
  • Label: Motown (#MT-613)
42 N/A N/A
Take Two Kim Weston
  • Released: 25 August 1966
  • Label: Tamla (#TS-270)
24
United Tammi Terrell
  • Released: 29 August 1967
  • Label: Tamla (#TS-277)
69 7
You're All I Need
  • Released: August 1968
  • Label: Tamla (#TS-284)
60 4
Easy
  • Released: 16 September 1969
  • Label: Tamla (#TS-294)
184
Diana & Marvin Diana Ross
  • Released: 26 October 1973
  • Label: Motown (#M5-124V1)
26 7 26 86 6
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
Trouble Man
  • Released: 8 December 1972
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-322)
14 3

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[25]
Marvin Gaye Recorded Live on Stage
  • Released: 9 September 1963
  • Label: Tamla (#TM-242)
N/A N/A
Marvin Gaye Live!
  • Released: 19 June 1974
  • Label: Tamla (#T6-333S1)
8 1 96 12
Live at the London Palladium
  • Released: 15 March 1977
  • Label: Tamla (#T7-352R2)
3 1 93 14
Marvin Gaye: Live in Montreux 1980
  • Released: 16 May 2003
  • Label: Eagle (#20010-2)
Marvin Gaye at the Copa
What's Going On Live
  • Released: 18 October 2019
  • Label: Tamla (#B0030147-01)
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.

Compilation albums[edit]

There has been over 300 official and unofficial compilation albums released across the world for Marvin Gaye.[26] Below is a selected discography of compilation albums with chart history.

1960s–1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[27]
US
R&B

[28]
CAN
[29]
UK
[13]
1964 Greatest Hits 72
1967 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 178 19 40
1969 Marvin Gaye and His Girls 183 16
1970 Super Hits 117 19
Greatest Hits (with Tammi Terrell) 171 17 60
1974 Anthology 61 10 64
1976 Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits 44 17
The Best of Marvin Gaye 56
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

1980s–1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
AUS
[5]
EUR
[30]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
SCO
[31]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1983 Greatest Hits (Telstar release) 73 N/A 13
Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye 80 26
1984 Motown Superstar Series Volume 15 62
1986 Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye 193 48
1988 A Musical Testament: 1964–1984 69
Love Songs (with Smokey Robinson) 69
1990 The Marvin Gaye Collection 67
Missing You - The Best of Marvin Gaye 36
Love Songs 39
1994 The Very Best of Marvin Gaye 14 12 7 32 12 19 3
Marvin Gaye 99 82
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.

2000-present[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
EUR
[33]
IRE
[8]
NED
[9]
NOR
[34]
SCO
[35]
SPA
[36]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
2000 The Love Songs 45 48 8
2001 The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
(US edition/European re-release)
167 85 69 9 35 81 54 15
2005 Gold 147 86
2006 The Love Collection 71 44
Soul Legends 94
2007 Number 1's 175 87
2008 Playlist Your Way 77
2010 Love Marvin - The Greatest Love Songs 62 27
Icon: Marvin Gaye 41
2011 S.O.U.L.: Marvin Gaye 68
2012 S.O.U.L.: Marvin Gaye Volume 2 35
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - The Collection 83
2014 Collected 61
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Title B-Side Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[37]
US
R&B

[38]
CAN
[39]
IRE
[40]
NED
[9]
UK
[13]
1961 "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" "Never Let You Go (Sha-Lu Bop)" The Soulful Moods
of Marvin Gaye
1962 "Sandman" "I'm Yours, You're Mine" Greatest Hits
"Soldier's Plea" "Taking My Time" That Stubborn
Kinda Fellow
"Stubborn Kind of Fellow" "It Hurt Me Too" 46 8
"Hitch Hike" "Hello There Angel" 30 12
1963 "Pride and Joy" "One of These Days" (from How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You) 10 2
"Can I Get a Witness"
.

"I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby"
22 3 Greatest Hits
77
1964 "You're a Wonderful One" "When I'm Alone I Cry" (from When I'm Alone I Cry) 15 3
"Once Upon a Time"[C] Double A-Side 19 3 12 50 Together
"What's the Matter with You Baby"[C] 17 2
"Try It Baby" "If My Heart Could Sing" (from When I'm Alone I Cry) 15 6 32 How Sweet It Is
to Be Loved by You
"Baby Don't You Do It" "Walk on the Wild Side" (from Hello Broadway) 27 14
"What Good Am I Without You"[D] "I Want You 'Round"[D] 61 28 Take Two
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" "Forever" 6 3 49 How Sweet It Is
to Be Loved by You
1965 "I'll Be Doggone" "You've Been a Long Time Coming" 8 1 Moods of Marvin Gaye
"Pretty Little Baby" "Now That You've Won Me" (non-album track) 25 16 15 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
"Ain't That Peculiar" "She's Got to Be Real" (non-album track) 8 1 Moods of Marvin Gaye
1966 "One More Heartache" "When I Had Your Love" (non-album track) 29 4 88
"Take This Heart of Mine" "Need Your Lovin' – Want You Back" 44 16 75
"Little Darling (I Need You)" "Hey Diddle Diddle" 47 10 58 50
"It Takes Two"[D] "It's Got to Be a Miracle"[D] 14 4 14 13 16 Take Two
1967 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"[E] "Give a Little Love"[E] 19 3 United
"Your Unchanging Love" "I'll Take Care of You" (non-album track) 33 7 Moods of Marvin Gaye
"Your Precious Love"[E] "Hold Me Oh My Darling"[E] 5 2 United
"If I Could Build My Whole World
Around You
"[E]

"If This World Were Mine"[E]
10 2 41
68 27
"You" "Change What You Can" 34 7 In the Groove
1968 "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"[E] "Little Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl" (from United)[E] 8 1 9 34 You're All I Need
"You're All I Need to Get By"[E] "Two Can Have a Party" (from United)[E] 7 1 10 19
"Chained" "At Last (I Found a Love)" 32 8 43 In the Groove
"Keep On Lovin' Me Honey"[E]
.

"You Ain't Livin' till You're Lovin'"[E]
24 11 18 You're All I Need
21
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" "Just a Closer Walk with Thee"[F] In Loving Memory
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "You're What's Happening
(in the World Today)"
1 1 8 7 1 In the Groove
1969 "Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By"[E] "Satisfied Feelin'"[E] 30 11 40 26 Easy
"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" (from That Stubborn Kinda Fellow) 4 1 15 5 M.P.G.
"That's the Way Love Is" "Gonna Keep on Tryin' till I Win Your Love" 7 2 14 That's the Way Love Is
"What You Gave Me"[E] "How You Gonna Keep It
(After You Get It)"[E]
49 6 75 Easy
"How Can I Forget"
.

"Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got"
41 18 37 That's the Way Love Is
67 26 83
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

1970–1984[edit]

Year Title B-Side Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[37]
US
R&B

[38]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[41]
GER
[42]
IRE
[40]
NED
[9]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1970 "The Onion Song"[E]
.

"California Soul"[E]
50 18 9 Easy
79 69
"Abraham, Martin and John" "How Can I Forget" 9 That's the Way Love Is
"The End of Our Road" "Me and My Lonely Room" (from How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You) 40 7 53 M.P.G.
1971 "What's Going On"[G] "God Is Love" 2 1 69 76 80 What's Going On
"Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" "Sad Tomorrows" (non-album track) 4 1 9
"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" "Wholy Holy" 9 1 29
"Save the Children" "Little Darling (I Need You)" (from Moods of Marvin Gaye) 41
1972 "You're the Man" (Part 1) "You're the Man" (Part 2) 50 7 You're the Man
"Trouble Man" "Don't Mess with Mr. T" 7 1 76 Trouble Man
"I Want to Come Home for Christmas" "Christmas in the City" 92 Non-album single
1973 "Let's Get It On" "I Wish It Would Rain" (from That's the Way Love Is) 1 1 11 31 Let's Get It On
"You're a Special Part of Me"[H] "I'm Falling in Love with You"[H] 12 4 25 Diana & Marvin
"Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"[H] "Love Twins"[H] 25
"Come Get to This" "Distant Lover" 21 3 Let's Get It On
1974 "You Sure Love to Ball" "Just to Keep You Satisfied" 50 13 62
"My Mistake (Was to Love You)"[H] "Include Me in Your Life"[H] 19 15 16 Diana & Marvin
"You Are Everything"[H] "The Onion Song"[E] 20 13 5
"Don't Knock My Love"[H] "Just Say, Just Say"[H] 46 25 53
"Distant Lover" (live) "Trouble Man" 28 12 35 Marvin Gaye Live!
1976 "I Want You" "I Want You" (instrumental) 15 1 45 I Want You
"After the Dance" "Feel All My Love Inside" 74 14
1977 "Got to Give It Up" (Part 1) "Got to Give It Up" (Part 2) 1 1 89 3 24 7 Live at the
London Palladium
1978 "Pops, We Love You (A Tribute to Father)"[I] "Pops, We Love You" (instrumental)[I] 59 26 60 66 Pops, We Love You
1979 "A Funky Space Reincarnation" (Part 1) "A Funky Space Reincarnation" (Part 2) [J] 23 Here, My Dear
"Anger" "Time to Get It Together"
"Ego Tripping Out" "Ego Tripping Out" (instrumental) 17 In Our Lifetime
1981 "Praise" "Funk Me" 18
"Heavy Love Affair" "Far Cry" 61
1982 "Sexual Healing" "Sexual Healing" (instrumental) 3 1 4 1 23 7 3 17 4 Midnight Love
1983 "My Love Is Waiting" "Rockin' After Midnight" 45 34
"'Til Tomorrow" "Rockin' After Midnight" 31
"Joy" "Turn on Some Music" 78
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Posthumous[edit]

Year Title B-Side Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[37]
US
R&B

[38]
AUS
[5]
GER
[44]
IRE
[40]
NED
[9]
SCO
[45]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1985 "Sanctified Lady" "Sanctified Lady" (instrumental) [K] 2 N/A 51 Dream of a Lifetime
"It's Madness" "Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)" 55
"Just Like" "More" Romantically Yours
1986 "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" (re-issue) "Can I Get a Witness" 60 48 4 23 8 Motown Remembers
Marvin Gaye
"The World Is Rated X" "No Greater Love" 95
1991 "My Last Chance" "Once Upon a Time"[C] 16 The Marvin Gaye
Collection
1994 "Lucky, Lucky Me" CD single includes 6 remixes 67 The Very Best of
Marvin Gaye
1995 "This Love Starved Heart of Mine
(It's Killing Me)"
"It's a Desperate Situation" Love Starved Heart
Rare and Unreleased
2001 "Music"[L] "Stick 'Em"[M] 22 2 94 36 Music
"I'm Hot"[L] "Do-Re-Mi"[N] 49
2005 "Let's Get It On" (MPG Groove Mix) "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (remixes)[O] 93 Non-album singles
2013 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (re-issue)[E] No B-Side 78 67 80
  • UK: Platinum[4]
2015 "Sexual Healing" (Kygo remix) 80 75 56 57
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory. "N/A" indicates chart not yet published.

Footnotes[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
1979 "A Funky Space Reincarnation"
1982 "Sexual Healing"
1994 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1994 "Sexual Healing" (live version) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I[48]
2013 "Rage" Young Buck Back on My Buck Shit Vol. 3

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Canadian studio albums chart peaks:
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "UK Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 3 January 2021. Note: User needs to enter Marvin Gaye in the "Search BPI Awards" field and press Enter
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  15. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) chart peaks". ultratop.be/nl (Hung Medien). Retrieved December 31, 2020.
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  17. ^ European posthumous albums chart peaks:
  18. ^ German posthumous albums chart peaks:
  19. ^ Scottish posthumous studio albums chart peaks:
  20. ^ "Swiss chart peaks". hitparade.ch (Hung Medien). Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  21. ^ UK albums sales chart peaks:
  22. ^ US collaborative albums Billboard 200 chart peaks:
  23. ^ US collaborative albums Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart peaks:
  24. ^ Canadian collaborative albums chart peaks:
  25. ^ Canadian duet albums chart peaks:
  26. ^ "Marvin Gaye discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  27. ^ US compilation albums Billboard 200 chart peaks:
  28. ^ US compilation albums Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart peaks:
  29. ^ Canadian duet albums chart peaks:
  30. ^ European compilation albums chart peaks:
  31. ^ Scottish compilation albums chart peaks:
  32. ^ "New Zealand Certification - The Very Best of Marvin Gaye". RMNZ. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  33. ^ European compilation albums chart peaks:
  34. ^ "Norwegian chart peaks". norwegiancharts.com (Hung Medien). Retrieved January 2, 2021.
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  39. ^ Canadian singles chart peaks:
  40. ^ a b c Irish singles chart peaks:
    • "Irish singles chart peaks". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved January 16, 2021. Note: User needs to click on the "Search Charts" tab. Then enter Marvin Gaye into the "Search Artists" field and press "Search".
    • "Irish chart peaks". irish-charts.com (Hung Medien). Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  41. ^ Canadian singles chart peaks:
  42. ^ German singles chart peaks:
  43. ^ "Canada certified Awards Search". Retrieved on 22 January 2021. Note: User needs to enter "Marvin Gaye" in the "Searchable Database" field and press Enter.
  44. ^ German singles chart peaks:
  45. ^ Scottish singles chart peaks:
  46. ^ "A Funky Space Reincarnation on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart". Billboard. Page 22. March 10, 1979. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  47. ^ "Sanctified Lady on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart". Billboard. Page 78. May 25, 1985. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  48. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Volume 1: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 21, 2011.

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