- The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
"The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" is a 1967 single by
Motown Records girl group The Marvelettes, from their self-titled album of the same year. It was written by Smokey Robinsonof The Miracles, and reached number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number 13 on the Hot 100. The song's general message was to a lover. In the song, lead singer Wanda Young-Rogers (wife of Miracles member Bobby Rogers) talks about how she had been stalking and preying on her lover, in search of his "ways and habits" so she could master a plan on how to catch him. But soon, everything goes wrong when she is caught by her own trap.
*Lead vocals by Wanda Young Rogers
*Background vocals by Gladys Horton, and Katherine Anderson; and
The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps
The Funk Brothers
Name = The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
from Album = Warm Leatherette
B-side = "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game"(reggae version)
Released = 1980
Length = A: 3.40, B: 3.15
Chart position =
Last single = "Private Life" (1980)
This single = "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" (1980)
Next single = "Breakdown" (1980)
The song has been covered by a number of contemporaneous and more recent recording artists, including:
Barbara McNairrecorded a version of the song for her 1968 Motown album "The Real Barbara McNair"
Jimmy Mack & The Music Factoryon Atlantic Records45 45-2552 b-side circa 1968.
Ella Fitzgeraldon "Ella" in 1969.
Jerry Garciaon "Compliments" in 1974, as "When the Hunter Gets Captured by the Game".
Grace Joneson "Warm Leatherette" in 1980, also released as the lead single in the US and fourth single in the UK.
* Blondie, on "The Hunter" in 1982.
Massive Attack, with Tracey Thornon vocals, on the "Batman Forever" soundtrack in 1995.
* George Clinton sings a line from "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" on his single "
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