"How Sweet it Is" reached No. 6 on the rhythm and blues charts when it was originally recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1964. In 1975, James Taylor made it into a pop and easy listening hit with the help of his then wife, Carly Simon, singing backup. If you don't want your reception to get too sentimental, this one's a winner. It's a fun, energetic, toe-tapping number.