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|
|Recorded||November 6, 8, & 9 and December 9, 1965; January 8 & 15, 1966 Hitsville USA (Studio A)|
|Genre||Soul; pop; rock and roll|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
"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.
- Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
- Background vocals by The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow & Louvain Demps
- Guitar by Marv Tarplin
- Other instrumentation by The Funk Brothers