Marvin's 1970s greatest hits in one album: thought
« Thread started on: Jun 24th, 2012, 7:53pm »
This thought conjured up while I was looking at the set list of Elton John's best-selling 1974 compilation, Elton John's Greatest Hits. It was filled of Elton's best work from his first hit, "Your Song", in 1970, to his more recent hits at that time including "Bennie and the Jets" and I saw its sales numbers.
I just thought of something: we know how Motown was about trying to stay independent and not willing to give up its money to the RIAA to audit sales of their songs and albums and their kinda quirky way of producing their works overseas, but I thought of this, it would've probably benefited if Motown had issued a one-LP Greatest Hits set of Marvin's greatest work between 1971 and 1977.
Just think of a Marvin hits album with this set list:
What's Going On Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) You're the Man Trouble Man Let's Get It On Come Get to This You Sure Love to Ball Distant Lover (live) I Want You After the Dance Got to Give It Up
----- You think with the promotion they would've went under and because Marvin was on tour, would it have worked and could you see it being in the list of the greatest-selling albums of all time? I don't see how they didn't do this for Stevie Wonder much less Marvin or even Diana Ross during this period. So what you guys think?
Just to get back at those who think Motown didn't "have a lot of hits" during the '70s.
"If I can't be honest with myself, I can't be honest about anything." -- Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)