Marvin Gaye
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Release Year: 1971

Rankings:
All-Time
#9 / 1970s #1 / 1971 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1002
Blues and Soul (UK) - 40 Essential Soul Singles (2007) 20
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 12
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 4
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 25
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Lou Reed (USA) - 100 Favorite Tracks (2005) No Order
Metro Times (USA) - The 100 Greatest Detroit Songs of All Time (and Runners-Up) (2007) 1
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1970s (2001) 101
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Songs of the 70's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s (and Recommended Listening) (2016) 3
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 4
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 65
Rikky Rooksby (USA) - Inside 100 Classic Rock Tracks (2001) No Order
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone & MTV (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Songs Since the Beatles (2000) 24
Rolling Stone (USA) - 40 Songs That Changed the World (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 14
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 4
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 4
Soul Bounce (USA) - The Top 100 Soul/R&B Songs (2008) 62
Spin (USA) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1989) 32
Steve Crawford (USA) - 1,000 Essential Songs from the 1970s (2015) 50
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1-20
Time-Life (USA) - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 87
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 1970s (2012) 39
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 14
inStash (USA) - Top 100: Greatest Songs (Of All Time) (2010) 9
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
David Hepworth (UK) - 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year (2016) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 10
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1970s (2012) 33
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 202
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 19
Nick Kent (UK) - Soundtrack of the Seventies (2010) No Order
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 39
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 9
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 11
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 4
Rolling Stone (Germany) - Anniversary Special: 222 Songs (2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1970s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 8
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Songs of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 13
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 25
Rolling Stone (France) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 33
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 14
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 1
Marty Willson-Piper, InDeepMusicArchive.net (Australia) - Song of the Day Selections (approx. 1983-present) No Order
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 147
STM Entertainment (Australia) - The 50 Best Songs Ever (2007) 23
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Blow Up (Italy) - 100 Songs to Remember (2006) 6
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 32
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order