Let’s Get It On (song)

Let’s Get It On visual representation

Let’s Get It On, performed by Marvin Gaye, is a landmark in the soul and R&B genres. Released in 1973, the song is celebrated not just for its musical artistry but also for its groundbreaking expression of intimacy and sensuality. It marked a significant departure from Marvin Gaye’s earlier work, delving into more mature and complex themes.

The track’s smooth, seductive rhythm coupled with Marvin’s passionate vocals created a soulful masterpiece that resonated with audiences worldwide. ‘Let’s Get It On’ is more than a song; it’s an anthem that broke barriers and set a new standard for what soul music could embody.

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    1. Marvin’s Version

    2. In Marvin Gaye’s hands, Let’s Get It On became an iconic symbol of soul music’s evolution. The song, co-written by Gaye and producer Ed Townsend, is characterized by its smooth, sultry beats and Marvin’s distinctive, emotive vocal style.

      The lyrics, a bold expression of love and desire, were a departure from the more politically charged themes of his earlier album ‘What’s Going On‘. This track was not only a commercial success, topping the Billboard charts, but also a critical one, praised for its artistic depth and Marvin’s raw, vulnerable delivery.

    3. Lyrics

    4. I’ve been really tryin’, baby
      Tryin’ to hold back this feelin’ for so long
      And if you feel like I feel, baby
      Then come on, oh come on
      Let’s get it on, oh baby
      Let’s get it on
      Let’s love, baby
      Let’s get it on
      Sugar, let’s get it on

      We’re all sensitive people
      With so much to give
      Understand me, sugar
      Since we got to be here
      Let’s live
      I love you

      There’s nothing wrong with me
      Lovin’ you, baby no no
      And givin’ yourself to me could never be wrong
      If the love is true, oh baby

      Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful
      Life can be
      I’m asking you baby
      To get it on with me

      I ain’t gonna worry
      I ain’t gonna push
      I won’t push you baby
      So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on baby
      Stop beatin’ ’round the bush

      Let’s get it on
      Let’s get it on
      You know what I’m talkin’ about
      Come on baby, hey girl
      Let your love come out
      If you believe in love
      Let’s get it on
      Let’s get it on, baby
      This minute, oh yeah
      Let’s get it on
      Please get it on

      So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on darlin’
      Stop beatin’ ’round the bush

      Gonna get it on
      I wanna get it on
      You don’t have to worry that it’s wrong
      If the spirit moves ya
      Let me groove ya… good

      Let your love come down
      Get it on, come on baby

      Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend, 1973

    posted by admin    December 19, 2023    December 29, 2023