One More Heartache

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"One More Heartache"
Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album Moods of Marvin Gaye
B-side "When I Had Your Love"
Released January 31, 1966
Format 7" single
Recorded November 6, 8, & 9 and December 9, 1965; January 8 & 15, 1966 Hitsville USA (Studio A)
Genre Soul; pop; rock and roll
Length 2:34
Label Tamla
T 54129
Writer(s) Warren Moore
Smokey Robinson
Bobby Rogers
Marv Tarplin
Ronald White
Producer(s) Smokey Robinson
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"Ain't That Peculiar"
"One More Heartache"
"Take This Heart of Mine"

"One More Heartache" is a 1966 single recorded by Marvin Gaye for Motown Records' Tamla label. The single was written by the team of The Miracles members Bobby Rogers, Marv Tarplin, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Smokey Robinson and produced by Robinson.

This propulsive single discusses a man reaching the breaking point of his troubling relationship with his lover describing his pain in the relationship as if comparing a camel's broken back, a broken house of toothpicks and a busted balloon excluding that it only takes "one more heartache" for him to lose it. The song features rock guitar riffs from Tarplin, a saxophone solo from Thomas "Beans" Bowles, keyboards from Earl Van Dyke, bass from James Jamerson, and the vocals of Gaye and background session singers The Andantes.

The song was the third release and third consecutive Top 40 single from Gaye's Moods of Marvin Gaye album, and was produced with a similar sound to his hit "Ain't That Peculiar". "One More Heartache"was a Top 30 Pop hit, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, and a Top 10 R&B hit , peaking at number four on the US Billboard R&B chart.

The Artwoods covered "One More Heartache" on their 1966 album, Art Gallery. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band covered "One More Heartache" in 1967. It was released by Elektra Records, both as a single and on the album The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw.


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