You're a Wonderful One

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"You're A Wonderful One"
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Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You
B-side "When I'm Alone I Cry"
Released February 20, 1964
Format 7" single
Recorded January 6, 1964, Hitsville, USA, Detroit, Michigan
Genre R&B, soul, rock and roll
Length 2:45
Label Tamla
Writer(s) Holland–Dozier–Holland
Producer(s) Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"Can I Get a Witness"
"You're a Wonderful One"
"Try It Baby"

"You're a Wonderful One" is a popular recording written by Holland–Dozier–Holland and recorded and released as a single by Marvin Gaye, released in 1964 on the Tamla label. It charted at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song had the narrator praising his "wonderful one" for loving him and for "always (being) around" him.[2] Gaye is helped along on this song by The Supremes on background. The group had earlier backed him on "Can I Get a Witness". Musically, The Funk Brothers took elements of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" single and incorporated it into the intro of this song. The song eventually charted at number fifteen on the pop charts and number three on the R&B singles chart.

It was produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland, who worked with Gaye on "Witness" and later "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by Gaye a few months later giving him his biggest success as a solo artist until "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" in 1968.


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