EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #195: ” THE ONION SONG”- MARVIN GAYE AND TAMMI TERRELL

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #195:” The Onion Song” -Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. April 18, 1970.

  • Single: “The Onion Song”- Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • Record Company- Tamla
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
  • Time: 2:55
  • B-side: “California Soul”- [which would also chart peaking at #56}
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #50 7 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100

Another Marvin Gaye/ Tammi Terrell duet single- Marvin’s best duet partner was Tammi Terrell who died just prior to the release of this single on March  16, 1970 from a brain tumor.  Marvin Gaye was in a little slump as far as the single charts went in 1970- he had 5 singles reach the Hot 100 but only one would make the Top 40. He would correct that in 1971 with his landmark What’s Going On album which gave him 3 Top 10 singles.

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