What's Going On (track) by Marvin Gaye

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Year: 1971
From the album What's Going On (track #1)
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What's Going On appears on the following album(s) by Marvin Gaye:


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Marvin Gaye What's Going On (Vinyl) 10" EP
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Marvin Gaye What's Going On Cassette Tape 1994 Motown R&B Soul TESTED
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MARVIN GAYE~What's Going On 1 St Press Canada 1971~TAMLA #TS310~A Nice Copy!
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92/100 (from 540 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 91.6/100, a mean average of 91.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.9/100. The standard deviation for this track is 12.1.

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From 01/25/2021 20:07
The greatest soul / rnb song of all time
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From 12/25/2020 16:49
A huge song in every sense of the word.
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From 01/25/2020 22:27
Probably the greatest song ever written. Can you hear the bass line? If not eat rice and beans and save up your $ and buy new headphones or speakers and listen to every note and memorize it. If you are a music producer of any kind and you do not understand everything about how this song works then you have work to do.

Don't even try to replicate the vocals because it's not going to happen.
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From 12/23/2015 18:14
Amazing
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From 09/12/2015 16:49
A classic opening to a classic album from the moment that sax breaks in...
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From 05/23/2014 15:12
It could very well be the greatest song ever written.
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From 05/14/2014 17:07
My absolute favorite R&B song of All Time. It does sum up the whole album, but isn't that what opening tracks should do? Masterpiece.
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From 11/16/2013 17:00
This song alone sums up the whole album
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From 04/01/2013 20:34
An excellent beginning to the album.
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