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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…

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  • исполнитель одной песни, зато великой
  • 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.
  • Misery > Money
  • Good Soul voice never to forget.
  • Not a one hit wonder
  • His other songs are good! The Complete Motown Collection is excellent.
  • 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.
  • So, so ignorant to call him a "one hit wonder". You clearly know shit.
  • 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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