1976 Marvin Gaye – I Want You (US:#15)
“I Want You” is a song written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur “T-Boy” Ross and performed by singer Marvin Gaye. It was released as a single in 1976 on his fourteenth studio album of the same name on the Tamla label. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had been recording songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware, who produced the song alongside Gaye.
The song also stood to be one of Marvin’s most popular singles during his later Motown period followed by his sabbatical following the release of 1973’s Let’s Get It On. The song eventually reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Selling Soul Singles chart. It also became a disco hit, reaching number ten on the Disco Singles Chart alongside “After the Dance”
I Want You is the fourteenth studio album by American soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. It was released on March 16, 1976, by the Motown Records-subsidiary label Tamla. Gaye recorded the album during 1975 and 1976 at his studio Marvin’s Room in Los Angeles and at Motown’s Detroit-based Hitsville West studio. The album has often been noted by critics for producer Leon Ware’s cinematic, downtempo sound, the erotic […]
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