You're a Special Part of Me

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"You're a Special Part of Me"
Single by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin
ReleasedSeptember 1973
Length3:24 (single version) 3:35 (LP version)
Songwriter(s)Harold Johnson
Andrew Porter
Greg Wright
Producer(s)Berry Gordy
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"You're a Special Part of Me"
"My Mistake (Was to Love You)"

"You're a Special Part of Me" was a successful duet single for soul singers and Motown label mates Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, released in 1973. The original duet was one of the few originals featured on their famed album, Diana & Marvin, and was among the most successful of the songs the Motown label mates made reaching #4 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and #12 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.[1]


There are several mixes of this song which have been released: the single mix, the album mix, the Japanese Quadraphonic album mix, and an alternate mix released in 1995 on the "Motown Year By Year: 1973" CD, which clocks in at 4:29.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 12

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 226.
  2. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.