You (Marvin Gaye song)
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|Single by Marvin Gaye|
|from the album In the Groove/I Heard It Through the Grapevine|
|Released||December 21, 1967|
|Recorded||April 14; May 23; June 23 & 26; September 11, 1967|
|Genre||Soul, psychedelic soul, funk|
|Songwriter(s)||Ivy Jo Hunter
|Producer(s)||Ivy Jo Hunter|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
The song talked of a man wanting to keep a rendezvous secret with one woman due to their differing social statuses, Marvin's narrator being working class, while the woman is upper class.
Recorded after Gaye recorded his "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" single, it showcased a new rougher Gaye vocal than usual signaling a change in the singer's direction as he stepped away from the sophisticated-styled soul that dominated his mid-sixties releases.
A modest hit on the pop charts peaking at number thirty-four, it was a top ten single on the R&B charts where it peaked at number seven.
- Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
- Background vocals by Gladys Knight & the Pips
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
- A jazz instrumental cover of the song, titled "You, Baby", was released by Nat Adderley on his 1968 album of the same name.
- Three Dog Night released a version of the song on their 1971 album, Harmony.
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