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Which artist had the best version of this song?

Asked by john65pennington (29057 points ) September 28th, 2010

Remember the commerical with the dancing raisins? They were dancing down the road for Raisin Bran Cereal. Several artists have this song recorded, but two stand out amongst all of them: Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Question: Which artist had the kicking-best version of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine?”

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marinelife's avatar

Marvin Gaye. Hands down.

BoBo1946's avatar

there will never be another Marvin Gaye….awesome! My kind of music.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

A 3rd vote for Marvin Gaye.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I like Marvin Gaye too.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

CCR Not as well sung but more kickass energy.

Austinlad's avatar

I love both versions but CCR’s is my favorite. It really raisins my my energy.

john65pennington's avatar

So far, it’s a close race. both have their own merit. agree?

deni's avatar

I like both but I like CCR’s version better. I like the way he pronounces the word “heard”....“I HUUUYEERRD THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE”

Austinlad's avatar

I knew you were watching, @Jillthetooth. ;-)

janbb's avatar

@Austinlad Grape answer!

I’ll have to go with the Marvin Gaye cabal.

janbb's avatar

Now I’ve got that song in my head which is not a bad thing.

@Austinlad Rainy days and punsters always get me down.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Austinlad: I lurk in the shadows…waiting…watching…

Austinlad's avatar

Sorry, @janbb. It’s a curse I gladly share with a mostly unappreciative world.

janbb's avatar

Well, some of us think you are a peach even if your puns could be pruned a bit..

CMaz's avatar

The original is ALWAYS the best.
The rest are just copies. Might be good copies.

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles is THE best.

janbb's avatar

Now I want to see The Big Chill again.

chyna's avatar

@janbb Just a bit of trivia.. did you know the person in the coffin in that movie is Keving Costner?

janbb's avatar

@chyna No, I didn’t.

BoBo1946's avatar

why does everyone have a lurve except me? prejudice….so, you don’t like short, old, balded headed fat guys! I’m calling my attorney.

BoBo1946's avatar

about time!

BoBo1946's avatar

hey Chaz, if you see Bob, tell him I need my grass mowed today.

cookieman's avatar

Marvin FTW.

@chyna: Yup, that was Kevin Costner’s first role.

CMaz's avatar

Ok, after he makes me a sandwich.

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