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Marvin Gaye — Let's Get It On
Album: Let's Get It On
Avg rating:
8.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1629









Released: 1973
Length: 4:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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, ah baby
Let's get it on, let's love, baby
Let's get it on, sugar
Let's get it on, whoo-ooh-ooh

We're all sensitive people
With so much to give, understanding, sugar
Since we got to be
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 hey, 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
Please get it on

I know that you know what I've been dreaming of
Don't you baby?
My whole body wants the feeling of love
Ah help me!

I ain't gonna worry,
No I ain't gonna push, I won't push you baby
So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on darlin'
Stop beatin' 'round the bush

Oh, gonna get it on, threatening you, baby
I want to get it on, you don't have to worry that it's wrong
If the spirit moves you, let me groove you
Good, let your love come down, oh, get it on

Come on baby
Do you know the meaning of being sanctified?
Ah...
Girl, you give me good feelings
So good, something like sanctifying
Oh, do right baby

Nothing wrong with love
If you wanna love me baby
Just let yourself go
Oh, baby, let's get it on
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Makes me wanna say GODDAMN!
Oooh yeah give it to me baby...
His voice just aches.
Pure soul and sex.  How could we have gotten such perfect melodies from this man?
Of course there was an amazing "machine" behind him allowing him to give us this.
It's too bad ugliness cut his life short.
Long Live                                                                                                                                  Radio Paradise
My rating is:                                                                                                                        9- OUTSTANDING                             
Love his music.
I'm a DC boy also - maybe that's why it resonates so strongly with me
 Lumpy13 wrote:
Not really sure what he was getting at with these lyrics

 
I'll spell it out for you, kid: he's trying to score some pussy. Ok, now you're sure. {#Biggrin}

This is not only an a 11 for me, but I want to give a big THANK YOU to Mr. Gaye (may he rest in peace) for giving us this song.  Kind of like how Paul Rogers/Bad Company did with "Feel Like Making Love"; just how many people got laid as a result of these songs?!?  Gotta give it up to them for the aural aphrodisiac.  Long Live RP and songs about making love.


 enkay wrote:
Yeah.... cheers for that mate. Buzzkill much?
 
Really. I bet he's fun at parties. 
Classic song .... and always suitable for teenage comedy movies.
 ThePoose wrote:
What a sad end for Marvin: paranoid and holed up in his bedroom in his parents' house watching porn and masturbating for days—and then shot to death by his dad.
 
Yeah.... cheers for that mate. Buzzkill much?
What a sad end for Marvin: paranoid and holed up in his bedroom in his parents' house watching porn and masturbating for days—and then shot to death by his dad.
11                super soul   : )
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Seedy but beautifully expressed.
What's he talking about
Da-a-a-a-a-a-ang!
I don't want to push. Won't push you, baby.

But come on
come on
come on
come on
come on darlin'

Stop beatin round the bush. 
 phlattop wrote:
9->10

I think his singing doesn't get enough credit. So much range from falsetto to a growl and a great sense of delivery.

 

Heh, I just did the same ratings bump before I saw your comment.  This is a great, timeless song.
 
 LizK wrote:
Marvin did I Can See Clearly Now, .my #1 fav. {#Bananasplit}
 
That was Johnny Nash. I don't think Marvin did a cover? In any case you have good taste.
nothin' wrong with love          love Marvin
 PopKombo wrote:
i can't believe there is anyone any where in the cosmos that doesn't like this .... they must be from some other universe, clearly not part of the human race

 
Never really done it for me. He always sounds a bit creepy...
 phlattop wrote:
9->10

I think his singing doesn't get enough credit. So much range from falsetto to a growl and a great sense of delivery.

 
{#Hug}
10 
Marvin did I Can See Clearly Now, .my #1 fav. {#Bananasplit}
 must be a valentine's mix
9->10

I think his singing doesn't get enough credit. So much range from falsetto to a growl and a great sense of delivery.
Ahem. . . released 1973 not 1998 :)

/pedant
No Words
 
 PopKombo wrote:
i can't believe there is anyone any where in the cosmos that doesn't like this .... they must be from some other universe, clearly not part of the human race

 
Sorry, buddy,  but I think you should not put all your coins on this bet...
Human insensibility, stupidity, nonsense and brutality is a real thing nowadays: Charlie Ebdo is just another brick on wall

So, there must be millions that hate this kind of beautiful music 
(sure not only based on religion issues, but just because they just do not like their lives IMHO).


still godlike
Not really sure what he was getting at with these lyrics
Hey baby, I have just the thing for your headache, just take these two pills here and....
STEAMY lovelovelove, yeah
EVERYONE IN MY BED LOVES THIS SONG!
i can't believe there is anyone any where in the cosmos that doesn't like this .... they must be from some other universe, clearly not part of the human race
let's get it on, baby
Sonic Death Monkey

Released in 1998?  I remember snickering to this as a teenager ... "let's get it on, baby" ... and snickering again when my kids were teenagers in 1998.  Wow!  Maybe I was kidnapped by aliens and subjected to time-travel experiments.

Quick check on Wikipedia says released in June (or maybe August) 1973.  Also says Mr. Gaye died in 1984.


{#Kiss}
{#Bananapiano}{#Heartkiss}
I thought this was a Barry White song.  {#Foot-in-mouth}
Barry Jive and the Uptown Five come close but this is solid.  
Birthday of Mr. Soul
Oh this man's sound was so super excellant 
I suppose the upside of just hearing that horrible Bjork mess is this sounds even more unbelievable?!
 
Those were simpler, straight-forward days.  No missing the message here.
Smooth Marvin. I could listen to MG all night long.
 300BaudAcoustic wrote:
In a truly sad admission...as much as I love Marvin, I like the cheezy Jack Black version of this song from High Fidelity even better... :p
 
Which is the perfect antidote to those who can't get Dr. Evil and Frau out of their minds. Jack Black's rendition had to be the biggest surprise of High Fidelity.
 sheeelaaa wrote:
Sorry but this does not make up for Bjork.  She's still ringing in my head — get out, damnit!
 
Agreed. It might take the whole album....
Sorry but this does not make up for Bjork.  She's still ringing in my head — get out, damnit!
This would seriously improve a lonely guy's chances of success, I would think (hope).
{#Kiss}
Up your keester for Easter!

 
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
And in order to make it up to us for that Bjork insanity... Here's some Marvin Gaye. All's forgiven.
 


Ahhhhhhhhhhh. 
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
And in order to make it up to us for that Bjork insanity... Here's some Marvin Gaye. All's forgiven.
 
Did that not just happen again!? Programmed rotation or just a good segue for grumpy listeners?


Very Gaye...
This tune always puts the misses in a touchy, feelly kind of mood :) 
 Proclivities wrote:

Those movies (like most made after about 1985) are almost entirely forgettable to me - this song is not.
 

always makes me think about HiFidelity :)
Simply, awesome...
Yeeeaaaah.
{#Tongue}
Yeah Baby
And in order to make it up to us for that Bjork insanity... Here's some Marvin Gaye. All's forgiven.
 ziggytrix wrote:
Austin Powers ruined my ability to take this song seriously.
 
Those movies (like most made after about 1985) are almost entirely forgettable to me - this song is not.


 ziggytrix wrote:
Austin Powers ruined my ability to take this song seriously.
 

You might try watching High Fidelity sometime. When Jack Black tears into this near the end you get the idea they know the power of the song and uhmm, its aim.
When you hear a tune so many times it is easy to critique it.  The coo-ing could be a little less obvious   ;-)   Still a great tune however
 listen_n_sf wrote:
The soundtrack for unintended pregnancy.
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Good juan

Here is my proper p.m. song.
Thank you, Bill
How many babies were made to this song?
 ziggytrix wrote:
Austin Powers ruined my ability to take this song seriously.
 
 

It didn't ruin it for me, but I think of that scene every time I hear this.  
Maybe the greatest slow-dancing-in-the-dark song ever.

Rating it a 9, because I just smile and sway, but promise me you'll never play it in the morning!
 cc_rider wrote:

Nobody can ruin this song for me. Marvin had it goin' ON.

 
Don't get me wrong - this song has still got the funk in spades! 

It just now also makes me grin and sometimes snicker a bit.

 ziggytrix wrote:
Austin Powers ruined my ability to take this song seriously.
  ...and how might that be, Frau Farbissina?


Nothing short of a solid 9. Just a shame how Marvin left us.


 dave216j wrote:

Indeed...that was unexpected and awesome...
 
Yes, as in cleanse the pallet.

 linden wrote:
Great segue from Bjork's "Oh So Quiet." I salute you, Bill! {#Notworthy}
 
Indeed...that was unexpected and awesome...
Ain't nothin like the real thing baby.
The soundtrack for unintended pregnancy.
Great segue from Bjork's "Oh So Quiet." I salute you, Bill! {#Notworthy}
 ziggytrix wrote:
Austin Powers ruined my ability to take this song seriously.
 
Nobody can ruin this song for me. Marvin had it goin' ON.

judging by the playlist, I think Bill is feelin frisky!! {#Jump}


First working day of my year - nice track to get things moving...
Austin Powers ruined my ability to take this song seriously.
crap..... I already rated it a 10...  ;-)

im back there

 

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On, Live in Montreux (1980)

"The fabulous Marvin Gaye singing a great version of his classic "Let's Get It On" in Montreux Jazz Festival. "

Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On. Live (1976)  

"In 1976 Marvin Gayes marriage was about to collapse. He was also just about to be imprisoned because of non-paid child-support to his wife Anna. Reputedly Motown bailed Marvin out and he was suggested to leave US for a some time. Promoter Jeffrey Kruger arranged a European tour to start up in September 1976 and it also included a long waited visit to England for the first time in ten years.

This concert in question was held in 10th October before sell-out audience in Edenhall concert hall Amsterdam. The track listing is pretty much identical compared to the Album "Marvin Gaye - Live At The London Palladium!" which was recorded on the same tour seven days earlier. Only songs missing are "Trouble Man" and "God is Love". All the other tracks are exactly (although in different order) the same as on this DVD, even including the content of medleys. These Medleys are actually one of the biggest problems in this concert. In a way the whole concert is one gigantic medley, while atleast what I was expecting, were the full versions of the songs. If compared to the performances in the "Live in Montreux" DVD this concert feels pretty boring. Marvin himself explained the reason for these medleys in Sharon Davis´ biography book like this; "I got a list of songs from my promoter. He told me all the tracks that were popular in England and I just put them into medley form for few minutes because I hadn´t done them in years. In fact, when I sing them in the States people go for popcorn and hot dogs. The only way you can perform an old record in the States is if you are very animated about it because American´s don´t want memories. They´re not nostalgic people. So I can´t understand why British audiences want to hear the old stuff because for me the songs are very painful, especially those with Tammi Terrell..."

The show starts up with two songs from the "I Want you" album; "All The Way Round" and "Since I Had You". The effect of constant eating of junk food and irregular sleeping habits can bee seen on Marvins body as his appearance looks a bit sleepy and swollen. The song "Come Get To This" leads the concert onwards as an intro to an extended version of "Let´s Get It On" in which Marvin really "gets it on" in seducing the female viewers in the audience. After "Let´s Get It On" begins the chain of medleys which won´t end until the finale which is the "Distant Lover". First medley includes some biggest 60´s hits like "Pride and Joy", "I Heard It Through The Grapewine" ect.

The second medley consisted of songs from the "What´s Going On?" album starting with "Inner City Blues" and then leading through "What´s Going On?" to "Save The Children". For the final medley of classic duet songs, Marvin was joined on stage by a lady called Florence Lyles. With Florence Marvin sings through songs like "You´re All I Need" and "Ain´t No Mountain High Enough", but unfortunately Flo´s voice sounds really flat compared to original duet partners like Tammi Terrels or Kim Westons. She really doesn´t make any justice for these songs although It´s only my own oppinion. The Finale "Distant lover" is probably the best act in this concert though I think a better performance can be heard on the "Live At The London Palladium" album. "

 



Marvin Gaye is always a breath of fresh air.
Yeah! Almost makes up for the incessant Radio Head whine. almost.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
handyrae wrote:
Going from Radiohead's Nude to this is a wonderful illustration of the phrase going from the sublime to the ridiculous, or in this case from the ridiculous to the sublime.
 

 
The_Shrike wrote:
No, you had it correct the first time.
 
You guys are comparing apples and oranges. Both artists are great in their own way. {#Meditate}
 
No - Radiohead are crap
Now - this is MUCH better than Radiodick,I mean Radiohead.....
handyrae wrote:
Going from Radiohead's Nude to this is a wonderful illustration of the phrase going from the sublime to the ridiculous, or in this case from the ridiculous to the sublime.
 

 
The_Shrike wrote:
No, you had it correct the first time.
 
You guys are comparing apples and oranges. Both artists are great in their own way. {#Meditate}
 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo gooood for the ears...
 
yessssss.....



This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


 handyrae wrote:
Going from Radiohead's Nude to this is a wonderful illustration of the phrase going from the sublime to the ridiculous, or in this case from the ridiculous to the sublime.

 
No, you had it correct the first time.

Going from Radiohead's Nude to this is a wonderful illustration of the phrase going from the sublime to the ridiculous, or in this case from the ridiculous to the sublime.

One of my favorite memories of kollidge is listening to two female friends of mine argue over who had the sexiest voice: Al Green or Marvin Gaye.

Even as a straight guy I have to say: damn, but these guys just ooze sexuality.
 BoneRoller wrote:
Not sure there's a better song to get your groove onto. An absolute go-to and usually a dependable panty remover!!
 

Love it.
We need to put together a list of songs to put on a "Panty Remover" CD.
{#Cheesygrin}
 Tagish_girl wrote:


Fred, Fred, Fred....  my dearest Nottie.... you remind me of Brit I knew, who said the only thing colder than the English weather is English women.... and then a Brit girl's retort, 'That's because we sleep with you English men'.....  A little singing foreplay, and you can get it on like Marvin!!!  {#Heartkiss}   (and I hope there is no jury at the end of your bed!!  {#Smile} 
 
{#Roflol} Maybe that explains my less than stellar success in the bedroom arena. Not that singing foreplay would help me much, given the state of my singing voice (like a frog with adenoids). What I really need is to be able to lick my eyebrows {#Wink}

 fredriley wrote:

Yeesh! All that just to get a shag. Chrissake, guys, just get your kit off and get it on - less talk, more shag ;-)

 

Fred, Fred, Fred....  my dearest Nottie.... you remind me of Brit I knew, who said the only thing colder than the English weather is English women.... and then a Brit girl's retort, 'That's because we sleep with you English men'.....  A little singing foreplay, and you can get it on like Marvin!!!  {#Heartkiss}   (and I hope there is no jury at the end of your bed!!  {#Smile} 
"beating about the bush" - sounds a bit S&M to me. Ah, the old days when you couldn't refer to sex directly, but had to use all sorts of euphemisms and circumlocutions. Personally I'd rather call a shag a shag but there's no doubt sexual repression led to more inventive lyrics.
Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, CA  1982/83 .... beautiful brother he was!!  RIP    {#Cool}
Be right back I am going to chase my love around the house a bit!
Check out the terminally cool Marvin rockin' the toque! (or what you 'mericans call a "ski hat").
Hoser chic!

MG was something else.  A terrific talent right up to the very end.  Tragic and all too early loss.
 Mandible wrote:
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
Whoo, let's get it on
Ah, babe, let's get it on
Let's love, baby
Let's get it on, sugar
Let's get it on
Whoo-ooh-ooh


 
Yeesh! All that just to get a shag. Chrissake, guys, just get your kit off and get it on - less talk, more shag ;-)

 BoneRoller wrote:
Not sure there's a better song to get your groove onto. An absolute go-to and usually a dependable panty remover!!
 
Thanks for sharing this insight {#Whipit}  Great solid song {#Drummer}
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
Whoo, let's get it on
Ah, babe, let's get it on
Let's love, baby
Let's get it on, sugar
Let's get it on
Whoo-ooh-ooh

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

There's nothin' wrong
With me lovin' you
Baby, no, no
And givin' yourself to me can never be wrong
If the love is true
Oh, babe, ooh, ooh

Don't you know
How sweet and wonderful life can be?
Whoo-ooh
I'm askin' you, baby
To get it on with me
Ooh, ooh, ooh

I ain't gonna worry, I ain't gonna push
Won't push you, baby
So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, baby
Stop beatin' 'round the bush, hey

Let's get it on, ooh, ooh
Let's get it on
You know what I'm talkin' 'bout
Come on, baby, hey, hey
Let your love come out
If you believe in love
Let's get it on, ooh, ooh
Let's get it on, baby
This minute, oh yeah
Let's get it on
Please, please, get it on
Hey, hey

I know you know
What I've been dreamin' of
Don't you, baby?
My whole body is in love
Whoo

I ain't gonna worry, no, I ain't gonna push
I won't push you, baby, whoo
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, darlin'
Stop beatin' 'round the bush, hey

Gonna get it on
Beggin' you, baby, I want to get it on
You don't have to worry that it's wrong
If the spirit moves you, let me groove you good
Let your love come down
Oh, get it on, come on, baby

Do you know I mean it?
I've been sanctified
Hey, hey
Girl, you give me good feelings, so good

Nothin' wrong with love
If you want to love me
Just let yourself go
Oh, baby
Let's get it on
an unequivocal 10!
Not sure there's a better song to get your groove onto. An absolute go-to and usually a dependable panty remover!!


Great song...


But Bill...You're married!!  {#Heartkiss}
Nice segue Bill.....

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Radiohead - Nude
Talking Heads - Totally Nude
fist dance at my wedding.  it's a spiritual love song.
 phlattop wrote:
Great song and a hell of a singer. Love the way his voice changes through out from falsetto to that yearning growl.

 
Nice you mention that. I once read how he worked on getting that growl in his singing style, just like Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops had!


Marvin is the man. That being said, I love Jack Black's version from "High Fidelity". One of the great date songs of all time! {#Kiss}
He could have talked me into anything with this song!
 imille wrote:
LOVE this song.......I'm grooving in my cube!!!

 

Uh, sure you're not doin' something else there?
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Radiohead - Nude
Talking Heads - Totally Nude

Hmmmm, yeah.... Friday afternoon, it is! Two hours to go!

{#Ask}   ...hope she's in the mood........
*eyes hubby*

hmm 30 mins till we get off work... :) {#Roflol}
damn I need to start paying closer attention.