Marvin Gaye
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Release Year: 1971

Rankings: All-Time #10 / 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 (2010) 1002
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
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussť (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervť 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