Marvin Gaye

Hitch Hike

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Marvin Gaye thought writing "Hitch Hike" was no great feat. After the idea of the song came to him while he was watching his sister doing a dance called the hitchhike that's basic moves mimicked the sideways thumb motions of a hitchhiker. Some of that playfulness comes through in the record in a time when records that capitalized on dance crazes were common. As the follow-up to his first charting single, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," a number eight R&B/Top 46 pop smash, "Hitch Hike" made it to number 12 R&B and number 30 pop in the spring of 1963.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
That Stubborn Kinda' Fellow 1963 Motown 2:32
No Image 1970
Various Artists
Motown 2:27
Super Hits [Motown] 1970 Motown 2:25
Anthology [1974] 1974 Motown 2:31
No Image 1980 Motown
Collection of 16 Big Hits, Vol. 2 1982
Various Artists
Motown 2:28
No Image 1986 Motown
That Stubborn Kinda Fellow/How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You 1987 Universal Distribution / Universal International 0:00
The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1963 - Still Rockin' 1989
Various Artists
2:30
No Image 1990 Motown 2:33
No Image 1990
Various Artists
Motown
Do You Wanna Dance 1994
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:31
Motown Legends, Vol. 4 1995
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / PSM 2:32
The Master 1961-1984 1995 Motown 2:32
Ultimate Driving Collection: Motor City Motoring 1995
Various Artists
Arsenal 2:31
Motown Classic Hits, Vol. 3 1995
Various Artists
Motown 2:31
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 1999 Uptown / Universal 2:28
In Crowd: the Ultimate Mod Collection 1958-67 2001
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 2:26
The Very Best of Marvin Gaye [Motown 2001] 2001 UTV / Motown 2:33
Ultimate Collection 2004 Universal International 2:32
Gold: Greatest Hits [Universal Canada] 2004 Universal Distribution / Universal International 2:31
Icons 2004 Motown 2:31
Gold 2005 Motown 2:33
The Motown Box 2005
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 2:30
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962 2005
Various Artists
Hip-O Select / Motown / Universal / Universal Distribution 2:33
Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981 [Hip-O DVD] 2006 Hip-O
The Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981 [DVD/CD] 2006 Universal Distribution 0:00
Playlist Plus 2008 Motown 2:31
Classics 2008 Motown 2:31
The Complete Collection 2008 Motown / Universal 2:31
No Image 2009 Universal 2:31
Icon 2 2010 Motown 2:32
5 Classic Albums 2012 Motown 2:31
Detroit Special: Motor City Roots 2014
Various Artists
Jasmine Records 2:31
Beatles Beginnings, Vol. 7: Northern Songs 2014
Various Artists
History of RnB Records 2:35
Volume One: 1961-1965 2015 Motown 2:30
A Soul Awakening: From Sacred to Secular
Various Artists
History of Soul Records 2:33
A Stubborn Kind of Fellow: From the Beginning 1957-1962 Jasmine 2:34
Get on the Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz & Ska
Various Artists
Fantastic Voyage 2:34
No Image
Various Artists
Media Records
No Image
Various Artists
Motown