I Heard It Through The Grapevine 45 by Marvin Gaye

April 24, 2012

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” is one of the classic songs in American music history and one of the best singles ever to reach the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.

In just over three minutes there are horns, female backing voices, some strings, and a bass/drum foundation which all suppot Gaye’s, gritty at times and silky at others, vocals.

The lyrics are a painful journey in the search for personal truth and Marvin Gaye’s vocal provides just the right emotion.

It first reached the BILLBOARD Chart, November 23, 1968, and ultimately would spend seven weeks in the number one position. It was the number two song of the year, (Hey Jude by The Beatles was number one), but ranked as the number six biggest hit of the decade.

An essential listening experience.