On this day in music history: May 29, 1976 - “I Want You” by Marvin Gaye hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #15 on the Hot 100 on June 26th. Written by Leon Ware and Arthur “T-Boy” Ross (younger brother of singer Diana Ross), it is the title track from Gaye’s 13th studio album. The song is originally intended for Leon Ware’s “Musical Massage” album, but Motown founder Berry Gordy will persuade him to give the song to Gaye, who at the time is suffering a severe bout of writer’s block since completing the “Let’s Get It On” album three years before. Marvin will find inspiration in the song through his relationship with Janis Hunter who will become his second wife. “You” is Gaye’s ninth R&B chart topper and thirty first top 40 single on the pop charts.