Let’s Get It On- Marvin Gaye

May 21, 2022

MARVIN GAYE (1973) – Let’s Get It On

Today’s song of the day is an American soul and R&B song, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye.

Fun Facts:

  • “Let’s Get It On” was released by Marvin Gaye as a single on June 15, 1973.
  • Upon the track’s swift rise in popularity, “Let’s Get It On” became the name of his thirteenth studio album released two months later.
  • Marvin Gaye and fellow American singer-songwriter Ed Townsend wrote the hit collaboratively after the initial idea came to Townsend after release from an alcohol rehabilitation program.
  • Townsend initially wrote “Let’s Get It On” with religious undertones! However, after working on the lyrics together with Gaye, the song became the passionate ode to love and sex recognized today.
  • Jon Landau, music critic and record producer, said of the song: “‘Let’s Get It On’ is a classic Motown single, endlessly repeatable and always enjoyable.”
  • To this day, the track remains one of Marvin Gaye’s most commercially and critically successful hits.
  • “Let’s Get It On” reached the number one spot on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart in September 1973.
  • In 2008, the hit was featured on Billboard’s “Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs” list, ranking in at number 32.

Lyrics:

I’ve been really tryin’, baby

Tryin’ to hold back this feeling for so long

And if you feel like I feel, baby

Then, c’mon, oh, c’mon, whoa

Let’s get it on

Ah, baby, let’s get it on

Let’s love, baby

Let’s get it on, sugar

Let’s get it on, woo hoo

We’re all sensitive people

With so much to give

Understand me, sugar (ooh ooh)

Since we’ve got to be here

Let’s live

I love you

There’s nothing wrong with me

Loving you, baby no no

And giving yourself to me can never be wrong

If the love is true, oh baby

Ooh don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be ooh (let me love you)

I’m asking you baby to get it on with me ooh ooh (let me love you)

I ain’t gonna worry (let me love you)

I ain’t gonna push, won’t push you baby (let me love you)

So c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby

Stop beatin’ ’round the bush, hey

Let’s get it on (ooh ooh)

Let’s get it on (ooh ooh)

You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout

C’mon, baby, hey, hey

Let your love come out

If you believe in love

Let’s get it on, ooh

Let’s get it on, baby

This minute, oh yeah

Let’s get it on

Please, please get it on

I know and you know what I’ve been dreaming of, don’t you baby? (ah, ah, ah, ah)

My whole body makes that feelin’ of love, I’m happy (my body wants ya, my body wants ya)

I ain’t gonna worry, no I ain’t gonna push (ah)

I won’t push you baby, woo (ah ah)

C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, darlin’

Stop beatin’ ’round the bush

Oh, gonna get it on (ooh, ooh)

Threatenin’ you, baby (ooh, ooh)

I wanna get it on (ooh, ooh)

You don’t have to worry that it’s wrong (ooh, ooh)

If the spirit moves ya (ooh, ooh)

Let me groove ya good (ooh, ooh)

Let your love come down (ooh, ooh)

Oh, get it on

C’mon, baby (ooh, ooh)

Do you know the meaning? (ooh, ooh)

I’ve been sanctified (ooh, ooh), hey hey

Girl, you give me good feeling (ooh, ooh) (so good)

So good, somethin’ like sanctified (ooh, ooh)

Oh dear I, baby (ooh, ooh)

Nothing wrong with love (ooh, ooh)

If you want to love me just let your self go (ooh, ooh)

Oh baby, let’s get it on (ooh, ooh)

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