Untouchables: Songs That Shouldn't Be Remade

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  • Steve Wonder, I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Boyz II Men, End of The Road
  • Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On
  • Sade
  • Aretha Franklin, Natural Woman
  • Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love of All
  • Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston
  • Prince, Purple Rain
  • Isley Brothers, Between The Sheets
  • Adele, Someone Like You
  • Michael Jackson, Human Nature
  • Christina Aguilera, Beautiful
  • Michael Jackson, Thriller

"Let's Get It On," Marvin Gaye

A trailblazer in R&B's many movements, Marvin Gaye is also the originator of bedroom soul. This sexy single could be dubbed your momma's music, but the original track as recorded by Gaye –– filled with passionate, woe-filled vocals and sultry instrumentation –– eternally sizzles. Imitators needn't apply, Gaye's 1973 ode to sexual liberation is still the crystal clear standard today.

(Photo: Jim Britt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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