Song: What's Going On
Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: What's Going On (1971)
Some artists don't need any introduction.
Some songs don't need any explanation.
Can you believe that Motown Head Berry Gordy didn't want to release this song, claiming it was "uncommercial" and wouldn't sell? Marvin refused to record anything else until this song was released.
It's been 24 years since we lost Marvin. I would argue there hasn't been anyone to come along since who comes close to the brilliance that Marvin delivered and for me, this is the epitome of Marvin's greatness.