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The Original!

Many have covered this song, and I have always loved the Sonics version which is totally wild, while the Beatles version is too "white" and if you've never heard the orginal then you gotta check out Barrett Strong's greasy Motown soul! Everything about this is so right!

Jay 547

Best song ever

Hall Of Fame Song

This song is one of the best songs from one of the best songwrirters this world has. This song started what is now called the best record company ever.


Born: February 5, 1941 in Westpoint, MS

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

A pivotal figure in Motown's formative years, singer/composer Barrett Strong was a key associate and friend of Berry Gordy. It was his hit "Money (That's What I Want)" for Anna Records in 1960 that provided vital capital for Gordy to expand his operation. The song gave Strong his only major hit as a vocalist, reaching number two on the R&B charts and barely missing the pop Top 20. During the late '60s and early '70s, Strong collaborated with Norman Whitfield on some historic songs that included Marvin...
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  • $1.29
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Rock, Soul
  • Released: Apr 27, 2004

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