My Mistake (Was to Love You) (2:51)

Cover of Diana & Marvin

From Diana & Marvin and 8 other releases

“My Mistake (Was to Love You)” is a song recorded as a duet by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. It was the second single released from their duet album, Diana & Marvin, in early 1974. One of the original songs to come out of the album, and written by Gloria Jones and Pam Sawyer (the latter the co-writer of Ross’ 1976 number-one single, “Love Hangover”).

The plot of the song is how two lovers’ relationship fell apart because the man, according to the woman, felt as if “a girl loves you, you only call them weak”, while the man admits that he let his lover “slip through, like grains of sand”.

The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and #19 on the Billboard Pop singles chart

“My Mistake (Was to Love You)”

Single by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
from the album Diana & Marvin

Released January 1974
Recorded 1973

Genre; Soul

Length - 2:55

Label - Motown

Writer(s) - Gloria Jones
Pam Sawyer

Producer Hal Davis

All vocals by Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross

Instrumentation - The Funk Brothers


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  • Irlandese64

    My mistake was to love you. [2]

    23 Oct 2013 Reply

    I have idolized Diana Ross since I was six years old. On March 3 2012 I will finally get to c her in person. I am now 51 years old. I don't know what to do with myself. I feel like crying. I can't believe it after all these years. I am so excited. Finally God has made it possible for me. Me and my three girls will take the road trip to Cherokee NC. Yes I put God in it because he is making this possible. Diana I love you, I admire you and I hope in some way I will get to see, you hug you and let you know that you are an amazing and smart woman in may ways.

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nerdy_Girl

    My mistake was to love you.

    15 May 2010 Reply

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