Thursday, 25 November 2010

Top 25 Singers, #20 - Marvin Gaye

#20 - Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye, the smooth iconic voice behind hits like 'Sexual Healing,' 'Let's Get It On' and 'Got To Give It Up.' Aka, the voice behind songs you can get down and dirty too (and you don't have to worry about Barry White popping into your head). Other than his sexy time music, Gaye is best known for the hit 'What's Going On.' You'll remember it because they made it into a charity song earlier in the 2000s and it featured everyone from Britney to Destiny's Child, an awful Nelly/Nelly Furtado rap segment and Bono. Because wherever there are starving children, Bono is somewhere nearby.

But we're not talking about Bono, we're talking about Marvin Gaye! His wonderful vocals saw him become the highest selling Motown star of the 1960s, earning him the nicknames The Prince of Motown and The Prince of Soul. Rolling Stone are big fans of Mr Gaye's work... so big, that on their countdown of the Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, they ranked him at #6.

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