Super Hits (Marvin Gaye album)

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Super Hits
Greatest hits album by Marvin Gaye
Released September 1970[1]
Recorded 1962–69
Length 44:16
Label Tamla
Producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Frank Wilson, Norman Whitfield, Smokey Robinson
Marvin Gaye chronology
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's Greatest Hits
Super Hits
What's Going On

Super Hits is a 1970 compilation album released by American soul singer Marvin Gaye on the Tamla label. It compiles Gaye's string of pop-R&B songs he recorded during 1962 to 1969.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Music critic Robert Christgau viewed Super Hits as the best album released by Motown.[3] In a retrospective review, Allmusic's Ron Wynn gave it four-and-a-half out of five stars and called it "a fabulous anthology, one of the best ones Motown ever released."[4] The New Rolling Stone Record Guide (1983) gave Super Hits four out of five stars.[5]

A similarly titled compilation album was released in 2001 by Legacy Records and Sony Music,[6] which The Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004) warned was "not the wonderful 1970 Motown collection, now deleted, but a budget set of Midnight Love material."[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (3:13)
  2. "Pride and Joy" (2:04)
  3. "The End of Our Road" (2:49)
  4. "Ain't That Peculiar" (2:57)
  5. "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" (2:44)
  6. "Can I Get a Witness" (2:48)
  7. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (2:49)
  8. "That's the Way Love Is" (3:34)
  9. "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" (2:53)
  10. "Chained" (2:38)
  11. "You're a Wonderful One" (2:40)
  12. "Try It Baby" (2:56)
  13. "I'll Be Doggone" (2:48)
  14. "Hitch Hike" (2:25)
  15. "You" (2:26)
  16. "Baby Don't You Do It" (2:32)


  1. ^ Ben Edmonds (2002). What's Going On?: Marvin Gaye and the Last Days of the Motown Sound. Canongate U.S. p. 280. ISBN 1841953148. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Stranded. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rock Critic's Choice: Top Ten". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Super Hits [Motown] – Marvin Gaye". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Dave Marsh, John Swenson (1983). The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House, Rolling Stone Press. p. 193. ISBN 0394721071. 
  6. ^ "Super Hits – Marvin Gaye". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ GoogleBooks Preview. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 

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