Sunday, 28 February 2010

Heard Through The Grapevine

St Valentine's well and truly behind us now -at least that's the gist of "Heard through the Grapevine," the song about the guy who's just found out his girl's about to dump him. Although associated with Marvin Gaye, the song was in fact first recorded in 1966 by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. And here it is, the genuine Motown article.

A year later Gladys Knight and the Pips did the soul version of the song, which you can listen to in the clip below (Man, just dig those Afro hairstyles!)

Now we just couldn't cover this song without Marvin, could we? Also, in this clip we have the lyrics so you can sing along as well. So what are you waiting for, Caruso?

Here's definitely the longest version, by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1970. Most of it's instrumental, though.

Shouldn't be posting this up really, but we'll go ahead all the same -just out of curiosity. Here's the song in Spanish, roughly translated to "Las malas lenguas" by Santiago and Luis Anserón in 2006.

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