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Marvin Gaye

Little Darling (I Need You)

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“Little Darling (I Need You)“ is a 1966 single written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland and recorded and released by Marvin Gaye on the Tamla label. This song was released after the modest success of the Miracles-produced single “Take This Heart of Mine” in hopes that Gaye’s work with the hit-making trio Holland-Dozier-Holland would bring him back to the pop top ten. Similarly conceived with the same musical background as their previous collaboration, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)“, the song has the singer declaring to his woman to stay beside him promising her that he’ll be “(her) number-one fool”. While it reached the top forty of the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart peaking at number sixteen, it didn’t perform as well as “Take This Heart of... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Little darlin' I need you

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More songs by Marvin Gaye (See Charts): Your Precious Love, Take This Heart Of Mine, This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It'S Killing Me), You'Re A Wonderful One, A Funky Space Reincarnation, Can I Get A Witness, Distant Lover, Trouble Man, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), and Let'S Get It On.

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