Isn’t it time that you learned a new song using a ukulele video lesson? Let’s look at one of the best and most popular songs from the 1970s, by one of the most influential artists in the world. Everyone can agree that Marvin Gaye is one of the most iconic names in music history. Think about some of the songs he’s put out over the years including “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)”, “Sexual Healing”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, and “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).
Those songs would be enough to fill the hit quota for any recording artist’s career. If you haven’t heard one of these Marvin Gaye songs, then maybe you’ve never listened to music! However, this is just a sampling of the hits from Gaye. One of his most famous songs “What’s Going On”, from the album of the same title in 1971, is certainly one of his top hits.
This album marked Gaye’s entrance to music that had a larger social importance than just singing songs about love. This particular song was inspired by police brutality, which as an important concern in the 1970s, just as it is in today’s world. Though he wasn’t singing love songs, this song proved to be just as popular as his other hits. In fact, the song went on to sell more than two million copies, which has made it his second bestselling song. It is routinely called one of the best songs in history.
The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1972, but it did not win in either of the categories, which is a shame. It’s a fantastic song, and it’s stood the test of time better than most. In fact, it’s actually a bit sad that this song about the changing, brutal world is just as apt today as it was in the 1970s.
Over the years, it has been played in movies, on television, and it has been covered countless times. It’s a song that is easy to love, and it is one that is actually important.
The way that song was written does have some unusual chords – especially the A7sus4 chord. Big name, but easy to play. Just move A7 up to the 2nd fret, and that's it! However, this should not mean that it will be difficult to learn for you on ukulele. You can still learn the song just as you would other ukulele songs. The best option is to check out the ukulele video lessons on the song so you can see how it all breaks down. Then you can learn the song in different pieces before you put everything today.
The song sounds absolutely fantastic on ukulele, and when you add in the lyrics and do a bit of singing, you are going to love how it sounds. This is easily one of Gaye’s best songs (which is saying a lot), and it is certainly one that you want to add to your list of songs you can play.Return to Home Page
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