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These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Marvin Gaye/Jr. Walker & the all-stars/James Taylor, Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell
Did you hear that Marvin Gaye's father started a new record label? It's called 'Mowdown'
Submitted by: Gene Decker
What is Marvin Gaye's middle name? Is
Submitted by: Rich
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Also known as: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.. Submitted by: Novac
Also known as: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.. Submitted by: motown
Known informally as: Marvin Slain. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Known informally as: The Prince of Soul. Submitted by: Martha Hankins
Comments & Submitter Name
|"Inner City Blues"||Make me wanna holler and throw up both my hands! - Joe H|
Why It's Better
|Marvin Strait||He was straight, not gay.||Rpollck|
Original Song Name
New Song Name
|"The Bunions Song"||"The Onion Song"||wonka bar|
|"I've Had Enough Grapefruit Wine "||"I Heard It Through The Grapevine"||Susan M.|
Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
|"Heaven Knows," Donna Summer||"God Is Love," Marvin Gaye|
|"Just Remember I Love You," Firefall||"How Can I Forget," Marvin Gaye|
|"Wanna Get It On," Wildstreet||"Let's Get It On," Marvin Gaye|
|"Kick The Wall," Jimmy Davis & Junction||"Anger," Marvin Gaye|
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Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
|"What's Going On"||"What's Going On"||the_conqueror_of_parodies|
|"Let's Get It On"||"We Call Them Prawn"||the_conqueror_of_parodies|
|"I Heard it Through the Grapevine"||"I'm Living on the Breadline"||Glynn Leaney|
|"I Heard It Through The Grapevine"||"I Swear That Painting Has Eyes"||Blaydeman|
|"Stubborn Kind of Fellow"||"There's No Need To Bellow"||the_conqueror_of_parodies|
|"Got To Give It Up"||"Laundry Day"||Agrimorfee|
|"What's Going On"||"Friend Zone"||Abbott Skelding|
|"Sexual Healing"||"Debt Limit Ceiling"||Greg Swartzentruber|
|"Can I Get A Witness"||"Cant Upsets the Witness"||Tort Tussler|
|"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"||"Reverted to an Ape Mime"||Porfle Popnecker|
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|Let's Get It On||Viagra||AVKing|
|Sexual Healing||STD Clinic||BobyBird 7:18|
|Sexual Healing||Vibrator Company||Harry May|
|I've Heard It Through The Grapevine||Wine||Matt Donnelly|
|I'll Be Doggone||Women's Self-Help/Empowerment Seminar/Book||XRay_Specks|
|Sexual Healing||Sex Addicts Anonymous||Sarah|
|Sexual Healing||STD Clinic||Ash|
|I Heard It Through The Grapevine||Any Newspaper||Libby|
|Sexual Healing||The Masters and Johnson Institute||Chrismo|
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First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
|I Heard It Through The Grapevine|
|Hey, Jude, I Heard It Through The Grapevine...||Eric Andrews|
|Only God Knows Why|
|You Are the Way You Are|
|Only God Knows Why You Are The Way You Are||Mark|
|Poor Poor Pitiful Me|
|Mercy Mercy Me|
|Poor Poor Mercy Mercy Pitiful Me!|
This person really loves to beat himself up!
|Tired Of Sex|
|Tired Of Sexual Healing|
Is it still healing when one grows tired of it?
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"I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
Don't you know I heard it through the great mind?
Don't you know I heard it through the grapevine?
Whenever blue cheese chunks are falling
Whenever blue teardrops are falling
"What's Going On"
You see Warren's not the answer
You see warrant's not the answer
You see war is not the answer
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Don't you know, I heard it through the great time?
Don't you know, I heard it through the grapevine?
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"I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
I hurdled through the grape vine.
I heard it through the grapevine.
Story about this misheard lyric by: Patsy Meck
After making fun of me for mangling some of the new songs, my teenage son, Billy, walked through the house singing 'I hurdled through the grape vine'. It was finally MY time to laugh!
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"Ain't No Sunshine"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Why They're Repetitive:
This is repeated 16 times! Oh, my!
[Ed's note: In the Bill Withers' version it is repeated about 28 times, and sounds MUUCH better!]
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"What's Goin' On"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Tell me what's goin' on, and I'll tell you what's goin' on,
Why They're Nonsensical:
A great Marvin recording, but if you tell me what's goin' on, why would I bother telling you what's goin' on? You'd already know, right? That's why you were able to tell me in the first place.
Submitted by: Jeff Stambo
"I Want You"
I want you (& I want you) the right way.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"If I Could Build My Whole World Around You"
Oh, if I could build my whole world around you, darlin', first I'd put Heaven by your side
Submitted by: Candy Welty
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"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"
Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money we make it
Fore we see you take it
Oh, make you wanna holler
In the early 1970's, "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" was the last of the three major and pop hits by Marvin Gaye that addressed social issue (following on the heals of "What's Going On" and "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"). Again, it has a terrific uptempo beat, but the lyrics might be enough to make you depressed (much of what Marvin Gaye sang about social ills in the song still resonates to today) or at the very least make you "wanna holler".
Submitted by: Peter
"Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
Ah, mercy, mercy me,
Ah, things ain't what they used to be, no, no
Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east.
The following up to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" was "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" song that hit into the Top 10 of the charts on the second year after President Nixon declared the first Earth Day in April 1970 (that would be April 1971). In many regards Marvin Gaye was taking up the strains started by Rachel Carson's book about the environment, "The Silent Spring" from the early 1960's about stating what was happening to the environment, or what humans were allowing or doing to the environment, and in some respects Gaye is the precursor to former Vice President Al Gore's global warming advocacy (Al Gore probably was impressed with "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) and I wouldn't be surprised if Gore has the song programmed on his i-pod). It had an uptempo beat as did "What's Going On" but with all the ills happening to the environment it did leave one perhaps a little depressed, although hopefully wanting to do some action to solve the problems. In the late 1980's, Robert Palmer would cut a remake of the tune.
Submitted by: Peter
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