The Marvin Gaye hits "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and its follow-up, "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby," are a study in contrast. Whereas "...Grapevine" was gloomy, dusky, and disturbed, "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" was bright and frothy. The song was originally recorded by the Temptations on their Gettin' Ready LP. Songwriter Jane Bradford took some lyrics she'd written to Motown staff producer Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong with whom she'd co-written his hit "Money (That's What I Want)." From his number one R&B/Top 40 pop album M.P.G., "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" stayed at number one R&B for six weeks and number four pop in the spring of 1969. Its flip side, "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)," was covered by Paul Young, becoming a 1983 number one U.K. hit.