What's Playing in Robin Thicke's Ear?
Ray Charles, Ultimate Hits Collection (Rhino): "It seems as if he's toying with you, that he can really do whatever he wants vocally. There's a manliness that resonates with me, a 'man's gotta survive' feeling."
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Legend (Island): "His lyrics, like, 'Every little thing's gonna be all right,' are so simple, but the emotions are so pure. They resonate with you no matter what your race, gender, or age."
Marvin Gaye, What's Going On (Motown): "I'm a 'Mercy Mercy Me' kind of guy—the tracks he wrote himself are always the most honest. Plus, we played Marvin's music throughout my wedding ceremony."