And I try, oh my God, do I try Yes, marvin Gaye.Here is what Wikipedia says of him. The same month the video was uploaded, the creators also launched a faux blog allegedly written in 1995 by the renamed He-Man character, Prince Adam. All singers who participated in the project are: C. J. Lewis, Andrew Roachford, Yazz, Aswad, Edwin Starr, Peter Cunnah of D Ream, Kim Appleby, MAD Jones of BAD, Rozalla, Tony Di Bart, Paul Young, Paul Carrack, Angie Brown of Ramona 55, Jimmy Ruffin, Omar Lye-Fook, Apache Indian, Worlds Apart, Kaos, The Pasadenas, Gus Isidore, Jools Holland, Mark King of Level 42, Nik Kershaw, Larry Adler and Dannii Minogue. For whatever that means I said hey, what's going on? For a destination Trying to get up that great big hill of hope Trying to get up that great big hill of hope "What's Going On" is a song by American singer Marvin Gaye, released in 1971 on the Motown subsidiary Tamla. An annotation cannot contain another annotation. 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Twenty-five years and my life is still Spread. It is the single version that most often appears on Lauper compilations. It also reached #14 on VH1's 100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time. Respected Motown arranger and conductor David Van De Pitte said later to Ben Edmonds that Jamerson "always kept a bottle of [the Greek spirit] Metaxa in his bass case. and "everything is everything". But even this song, which became a … In 1970, Marvin Gaye was Motown’s top male vocal star, yet … The song was reviewed by Slant magazine as a song that presented a contradictory sound, with the song's mournful tone going in contrast to the party atmosphere of the vocal chatter. Before presenting the song to Gordy, he produced a false fade to the song, bringing the song back for a few seconds after it was initially to have ended. help. " [7], The song's inspiration came from Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the Motown vocal group the Four Tops, after he and the group's tour bus arrived at Berkeley on May 15, 1969. file. Lyrics.com » Search results for 'whats going on' Yee yee! [8] Upset by the situation, Benson said to author Ben Edmonds that as he saw this, he asked, "'What is happening here?' What's in my head …influential soul record ever, Gaye’s What’s Going On. Annie Jamerson recalls that when he returned home that night, he declared that the song they had been working on was a 'masterpiece', one of the few occasions where he had discussed his work so passionately with her. In 1999, music writers Paul Gambaccini and Kevin Howlett listed the song #74 on BBC Radio 2's Songs of the Century. And so I cry sometimes Upset, he discussed what he witnessed with friend and songwriter Al Cleveland, who in turn wrote and composed a song to reflect Benson's concerns. And I take a deep breath and I get real high And I realized quickly when I knew, I should When Gaye initially thought the song's moody feel would be appropriate to be recorded by The Originals, Benson convinced Gaye to record it as his own song. Lyrics to 'What's Up' by 4 Non Blondes: 25 years of my life and still I'm trying to get up that great big hill of hope For a destination I realized quickly when I knew I should That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man "What's Going On" was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1972 including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), but failed to win in any of the categories. In 2004, the Detroit publication Metro Times named it the "Greatest Detroit Song of All Time" out of 100 songs on the list. Lauper's cover was a modest hit worldwide. Linda Perry sings it with 4 NonBlondes. It took a hell a lot to get him smashed." And I say, hey hey, hey hey Ooh, ooh ooh Why are they sending kids so far away from their families overseas? I try all the time in this institution [16] Gaye responded to this rejection by refusing to record material unless the song would be released, going on strike until, he felt, Gordy saw sense in releasing it. And I say: HEY! Devon Gilfillian to Cover Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ With Jason Isbell, Grace Potter Nashville songwriter assembles an A-list roster of … Looking for a song that a woman sings, and on the chorus ends with, "know that I need you." The song was a hit around the world during 1982 and 1983. I said hey, what's going on? I'm not protesting, I want to know what's going on. In March 1987, it was released as the third single from the album. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). It is called "Whats Up?" And I scream at the top of my lungs [14] Later Gaye brought Lem Barney and Mel Farr as well as Bobby Rogers of The Miracles to record the song's background vocal track. And so I wake in the morning And I take a deep breath and I get real high In 2001, she produced Pink's album Missundaztood and co-wrote many of the songs, including the hit "Get The Party Started. [32] In 2003, Q magazine placed the song 64th out of its 1001 Best Songs Ever. [3], The song topped Detroit's Metro Times list of the 100 Greatest Detroit Songs of All Time,[4] and in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it the fourth-greatest song of all time; in its updated 2011 list, the song remained at that position. yeah yeaaah, HEY yeah yea I said hey, what's going on? [10], Jamerson was pulled into the session after Gaye located him playing with a band at a local bar. The initial success of this led to a further 100,000 to reach demand, selling over 200,000 copies within a week. However, when he heard it, Gaye was so impressed with the double-lead feel that he kept it, influencing his later recordings where he mastered vocal multi-layering adding in three different vocal parts. This song was popular within the last 5 years. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1971 Vinyl release of "What's Going On" on Discogs. like the lyrics. In March 2012, New Musical Express named it the #33 Greatest 1970s song on their list.[33]. I pray every single day for a revolution Just to get it all out 21 song for 1971. 4 Non Blondes - What's Going On Lyrics. On the album version, the song starts off with a series of gunshots in reference to the Vietnam War while the single release is a remix with an alternate vocal used in the intro. [12] The song was issued without Gordy's knowledge. [10] The opening soprano saxophone line, provided by musician Eli Fontaine, was not originally intended. Lyrics to 'Whats Going On' by HEMAN : And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed / Just to get it all out, what's in my head / And I, I am feeling a little peculiar / And so I wake in the morning and I step outside / And I take A deep breath and I get real high / And I scream from the top of my lungs, / What's goin' on / [8] "My partners told me it was a protest song", Benson said later, "I said 'no man, it's a love song, about love and understanding. On October 30, 2001, a group of popular recording artists under the name "Artists Against AIDS Worldwide" released an album containing multiple versions of "What's Going On" to benefit AIDS programs in Africa and other impoverished regions. His tolerance was incredible. And I am feeling a little peculiar All the while, however, he was preparing a musical masterpiece: “What’s Going On,” released 50 years ago this week. When Fontaine protested that he was just "goofing around", Gaye replied "you goof off exquisitely, thank you. Benson later said Gaye tweaked and enriched the song, "added some things that were more ghetto, more natural, which made it seem like a story than a song... we measured him for the suit and he tailored the hell out of it. Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone. That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man "What's Going On (song)" redirects here. And I scream at the top of my lungs [15] The rhythm tracks and the song's overdubs were done at Hitsville, while strings, horns, lead and background vocals were recorded at Golden World Studios.[12]. What's going on? "What's Going On" is a song by American singer Marvin Gaye, released in 1971 on the Motown subsidiary Tamla. The remake of "What's Going On" was the first of the Rock Aid Armenia releases in aid of those suffering from the 1988 Armenian earthquake. In 1994, the song was covered in the Music Relief '94. Listen to Michael McDonald’s Unexpectedly Timely Remake of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ In the first of a series of a new singles, the yacht-rock king offers up a … Artist sounds so much like the person who sings Mad at Disney during these lyrics: cause I felt sad love I felt bad love. Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Sands ended up mixing the leads together, by accident. The song was recorded shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks, and it was decided afterwards that a portion of the song's proceeds would benefit the American Red Cross' September 11 fund as well. Benson wanted to give the song to his group but the other Four Tops turned down the request. [6] It was also listed at number fourteen on VH-1's 100 Greatest Rock Songs. When I'm lying in bed In the late 1960s Detroit was wracked with violent race riots, and in the early ’70s the company relocated to Los Angeles, where its move into filmmaking was generally fruitful. Cyndi Lauper covered "What's Going On" on her second album, True Colors, in 1986. He loved it because I had written Jamerson licks for Jamerson." The entire What's Going On album is narrated from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran who has just returned from the war and finds his home turf troubled and turbulent. A music video was directed by Jake Scott. like the lyrics. Later topping the Hot Soul Singles chart for five weeks and crossing overto number two … Naturally, the song was already kind of queer from its initial creation abecause 4 Non Blondes was an all-lesbian band.Frontwoman Linda Perry, bassist Christa Hillhouse, guitarist Shaunna Hall and drummer Wanda Day all identified as lesbians when the song came out. In New Zealand it went Gold for selling over 5,000 units. '"[8] In 1970, Benson presented the untitled song to Marvin Gaye, who added a new melody and revised the song to his liking, adding in his own lyrics. Linda Perry sings it with 4 NonBlondes. What's going on? What's going on? On the US Billboard Hot 100, the cover peaked at number 27, and it additionally reached number 24 on both the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Once Gaye heard Fontaine's riff, he told Fontaine to go home. [13] Gaye also added his own instrumentation, playing piano and keyboards while also playing a box drum to help accentuate Chet Forest's drumming. The B-side was "A Cool Wind Is Blowing", Armenian duduk music played by Djivan Gasparyan. 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The song is not called "Whats Going On?" To record “What’s Going On” and the concept album around it, Marvin drew from the full arsenal of local talent, from house arranger David Van De Pitte to the Funk Brothers. The song was titled “What’s Up”, despite the phrase not appearing in its lyrics, to avoid confusion with the Marvin Gaye song “ What’s Going On ”. "[10] The laid-back atmosphere in the studio was brought on by constant marijuana smoking by Gaye and other musicians. "mvdbase.com - Cyndi Lauper - "What's going on? by 4 Non Blondes between Cash the husky and owner Megan Vaughan at their home in Lansing, Kansas, is a pet pitch perfect nostalgia classic. The video was shared on the eBaum's World forums on May 22nd, 2005 as "He-Man Sings a Gay Song," and on February 11th, 2006, the video was uploaded to YouTube for the first time as "He-Man does 4 … [11] During phone conversations with Berry Gordy, who was vacationing in the Bahamas at the time, Gaye had told Gordy that he wanted to record a protest record, to which Gordy said in response, "Marvin, don't be ridiculous. [29] In reviewing the What's Going On album, Rolling Stone critic Vince Aletti stated that while the song's lyrics were "hardly brilliant", the song itself helped to set the mood for the rest of the album, and that "without overreaching they capture a certain aching dissatisfaction that is part of the album's mood."[30]. It is called "Whats Up?" He-Man sings 'What's Up?' On hearing a playback of the song, Gaye asked his engineer Kenneth Sands to give him his two vocal leads to compare what he wanted to use for the song's release. One question led to another. On the Billboard Hot 100, it reached number two,[17] behind both Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) by The Temptations and Joy to the World by Three Dog Night. About “What’s Going On” What’s Going On is an exquisite plea for peace on Earth, sung by a man at the height of crisis. And I say, hey hey hey hey Please and thank you. In 2004 and 2010, "What's Going On" was ranked #4 on the Rolling Stone list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", making it the highest Marvin Gaye song on the list. When Gordy heard the song after Gaye presented the song to him in California, he turned down Gaye's request to release it, telling Gaye he felt it was "the worst thing I ever heard in my life". Why are they attacking their own children in the streets?"[8][9]. And I say: HEY! And I am feeling a little peculiar He could really put that stuff away, and then sit down and still be able to play. Instead of relying on other producers to help him with the song, Gaye, inspired by recent successes of his productions for the vocal act, The Originals, decided to produce the song himself, mixing up original Motown in-house studio musicians such as James Jamerson and Eddie Brown with musicians he recruited himself. A duet of the 90’s hit What’s Going On? Linda Perry was the group's lead singer and primary songwriter. [5] It is included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list, along with two other songs by the singer. In 2016, it was voted #2 in "Detroit's 100 Greatest Songs",[31] a project based on voting by music experts and the public, conducted by the Detroit Free Press. Album: Miscellaneous. Just to get it all out '"[11] Gaye was also influenced by emotional conversations shared between him and his brother Frankie, who had returned from three years of service at the Vietnam War and his namesake cousin's death while serving troops. It was the lead single from her solo album Something's Going On. Husky Sings 4 Non Blondes Duet With Owner 13 September 2020, 2:20 pm A duet of the 90’s hit What’s Going On? "[10], Gaye entered the recording studio, Hitsville USA, on June 1, 1970 to record "What's Going On". Oh, what's going on What's going on Ya, what's going on Ah, what's going on In the mean time Right on, baby Right on Right on Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply because our hair is long Oh, you know we've got to find a way To bring some understanding here today Oh Picket lines and picket signs Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.) (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer and performer who gained international fame as an artist on the Motown label in the 1960s and 1970s. Later topping the Hot Soul Singles chart for five weeks and crossing over to number two on the Billboard Hot 100, it would sell over two million copies, becoming Gaye's second-most successful Motown song to date. The video for the song, directed by Andy Morahan,[34] was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. For a destination, 4 Non Blondes Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.com. And so I wake in the morning [10] When Harry Balk requested the song to be released, Gordy told him the song featured "that Dizzy Gillespie stuff in the middle, that scatting, it's old". In “ What’s Happening Brother,” a shimmering cut from his classic 1971 album “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye sings from the perspective of an American soldier who’s just returned home from Vietnam. In the Groove/I Heard It Through the Grapevine! However, the song failed to reach the US top ten unlike Lauper's previous two singles from her True Colors album including the title track and "Change of Heart", reaching #12. [12] De Pitte recalled that it was a track that Jamerson greatly respected: "On 'What's Going On' though, he just read the [bass] part down like I wrote it. so it wouldn't be confused with Marvin Gaye's song. [45] The album contains the single along with eight additional remixes. The chatty greetings at the beginning of "What's Going On" represent the vet's return to his social world, and Gaye's vocals on the track are his first confused lament. The song marked Gaye's departure from the Motown Sound towards more personal material. When I'm lying in bed The version credited to Live Aid Armenia featured Aswad, Errol Brown, Richard Darbyshire, Gail Ann Dorsey, Boy George, David Gilmour, Nick Heyward, Mykaell S. Riley, Labi Siffre, Helen Terry, Ruby Turner, Elizabeth Westwood and the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. The song's success forced Gordy to allow Gaye to produce his own music, giving him an ultimatum to complete an album by the end of March, later resulting in the What's Going On album itself.[10]. For other songs, see, (Marvin Gaye; Al Cleveland; Renaldo Benson), (Cyndi Lauper; Jeff Bova; Jimmy Bralower; Lennie Petze), sfn error: no target: CITEREFLynskey2011 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFBowman2006 (, Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me), Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), "Marvin Gaye - 45 years ago! This is just a preview! 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Who sings "Hey, Hey what's going on" That is an old song like in the 90's and the singer in the song is way better of a singer than etheridge Thank Writer Comment [8] While there, Benson witnessed police brutality and violence in the city's People's Park during a protest held by anti-war activists in what was hailed later as "Bloody Thursday". The record was produced by Steve Levine and the executive producers were Fraser Kennedy and Jon Dee. That's taking things too far. And I step outside yeah yeaaah, HEY yeah yea I said hey, what's going on? We've found 48,481 lyrics, 4 artists, and 49 albums matching whats going on.. The song eventually sold more than two million copies, becoming then the fastest-selling Motown single at the time. Genre: Rock Serving two good causes at once, What's Going On: All-Star Tribute benefits the United Way's September 11th Fund and Artists Against AIDS Worldwide with performances from stars such as Bono, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Lil' Kim, the Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears. The song marked Gaye's departure from the Motown Sound towards more personal material. Originally inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed by Renaldo "Obie" Benson, the song was composed by Benson, Al Cleveland, and Gaye and produced by Gaye himself. * Sales figures based on certification alone. Jermaine Dupri and Bono produced the radio single version, whose performers included Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, NSYNC, Darren Hayes of Savage Garden, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Nas, Lil' Kim, Sean Combs, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Wyclef Jean and Gaye's own daughter Nona, among other artists. [18] Billboard ranked it as the No. [17] The song eventually became a huge success, reaching the top of the charts within a month in March of the year, staying at number-one for five weeks on the Billboard R&B charts and one week at number-one on the Cashbox pop chart. I Know There's Something Going On " is a song recorded in 1982 by ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida). Artist: 4 Non Blondes. This cover was released as a benefit single released in memory of the Rwandan genocide and is also on the album Now That's What I Call Music! [10], Anxious for Marvin Gaye product, Balk got Motown's sales vice president Barney Ales to release the song, releasing it on January 17, 1971, pressing 100,000 copies of the song and promoting the single to radio stations across the country. Twenty-five years and my life is still starts and ends within the same node. And I pray, oh my God, do I pray by 4 Non Blondes between Cash the husky and owner Megan Vaughan at their home in Lansing, Kansas, is a pet pitch perfect nostalgia classic.Vaughan said, “Cash loves to help me practice my vocals- or maybe he’s telling me to shut up?”Vaughan and Cash have a YouTube channel where more of their animal antics can be seen. Thanks to club remixes by Shep Pettibone, the song reached #17 on the U.S. dance chart. Originally inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed by Renaldo "Obie" Benson, the song was composed by Benson, Al Cleveland, and Gaye and produced by Gaye himself. The night Jamerson entered the studio to record the bass lines to the song, Jamerson could not sit properly in his seat and, according to one of the members of the Funk Brothers, laid on the floor playing his bass riffs. "She also wrote "Beautiful" for Christina Aguilera, and has become very in-demand as a songwriter.Christa explains how Linda came up with "What's Up": [12], To add more to the song's laid-back approach, Gaye invited the Detroit Lions players Mel Farr and Lem Barney to the studio and, along with Gaye and the Funk Brothers, added in vocal chatter, engaging in a mock conversation. The song is not called "Whats Going On?" The song was also notable for its use of major seventh and minor seventh chords, which was a fairly uncommon use at the time. Gaye, himself, had been inspired by social ills committed in the United States, citing the 1965 Watts riots as a turning point in his life in which he asked himself, "'With the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs? so it wouldn't be confused with Marvin Gaye's song. (HEYYEYAA) in this glorious example of everything that's both right and wrong with the internet. What's in my head [9] Gaye recorded the song's b-side, "God Is Love", on the same day. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's Greatest Hits, Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye: Never Before Released Masters, The Real Thing: In Performance (1964–1981), If I Could Build My Whole World Around You, Let's Get It On (The M.P.G. The collaboration was a success worldwide, peaking within the top ten on the charts of Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom and the top twenty on the charts of Flanders, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland. 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