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How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" is a 1965 hit song written and produced by the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. It was originally recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye and became one of his most popular songs.

It has been covered on many occasions, includng by fellow Motown artist Jr. Walker & the All Stars. It was a #5 pop and #1 adult contemporary hit for James Taylor in the summer of 1975. Other notable versions include those by Jerry Garcia Band who recorded and included the song in their rotation for twenty years, Cissy Houston who cut a gospelised version on her Grammy winning album Face To Face in 1996 and Michael Bublé who released the song on his album It's Time

Gaye's original peaked at #6 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart in January 1965, and #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart, making it Gaye's most successful single to that point with record sales well over 900,000 copies.


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