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.