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Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi) is an American singer and songwriter. Strong was among the first artists signed to Berry Gordy's Motown label, and is the performer on the label's first hit, "Money (That's What I Want)" (#2 US R&B in 1960).

In the mid-1960s, Strong became a Motown staff lyricist, teaming with producer Norman Whitfield. Together, Strong and Whitfield wrote some of the most successful and critically acclaimed songs ever to be released… read more

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  • Avatar for HaHaHaYoureDead
    исполнитель одной песни, зато великой
  • Avatar for DickBigems
    He was an one hit wonder, but redeemingly, he did write hits for other artists with Norman Whitfield during his tenure at Motown. He definitely deserves props for performing the first hit for Motown though. If it weren't for "Money (That's What I Want)", who knows if Motown could've lasted through its low periods before it really started to pop off.
  • Avatar for HE1NZ
    Misery > Money
  • Avatar for marjo47
    Good Soul voice never to forget.
  • Avatar for PabloFI
    Not a one hit wonder
  • Avatar for IamFlood
    His other songs are good! The Complete Motown Collection is excellent.
  • Avatar for Ariues
    V i dont know much about the 60s r&b scene but if hit means popular record or top 10 record then maybe "one hit wonder" is accurate. maybe youre assuming he means song that YOU like.
  • Avatar for nicoinfurs
    So, so ignorant to call him a "one hit wonder". You clearly know shit.
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  • Avatar for ByronT
    I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, Psychedelic Shack, Ball of Confusion, Just My Imagination, War ... and plenty more... This man is a songwriting legend.

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