This mash-up of RATT and Marvin Gaye has no business being this good

Sometimes we like to go long on word counts and over-explain things, and sometimes… well, sometimes we just don’t need to. The latter is in full effect this afternoon as Jen Sullivan tips us off to a mash-up of RATT’s ’80s rock staple “Round And Round” and Marvin Gaye’s classic 1968 rendition of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”

This kind of musical sorcery has no business being enjoyable, let alone incredible. And yet, here we are.

The track is dubbed “I Heard it Round and Round the Grapevine,” and was uploaded to YouTube by Bill McClintock on February 20. It only has about 460 plays as of press time, but by year’s end it should be in the millions.

And of course we could make a joke about how Gaye here is making us not really miss Stephen Pearcy, but hey, the man had — and still has — that kind of effect on people. What comes around goes around, and we don’t have to tell you why.