Love Is In The Air: Let's Get It On

February 10, 2020

Much like my Jingle All The Way series that I did in December, I've decided to present to you Love Songs from the 1970's for the entire month of February.  Yes, Valentines Day is a commercial holiday, but we will be celebrating love all month long here at Jingle Jangle Jungle. (Chocolates and Roses not included)

You are more than welcome to join in the fun, all you need to do is include a link to your post in the comments so that everyone can visit. The more the merrier :)

Alright! Let’s get this party started! Fill up those waterbeds, break out the black lights and disco balls and let’s have some fun!

The song for today -

Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye

Wikipedia tells us about this song:

"Let's Get It On" is a song and hit single by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released June 15, 1973, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. The song was recorded on March 22, 1973, at Hitsville West in Los Angeles, California. The song features romantic and sexual lyricism and funk instrumentation by The Funk Brothers. The title track of Gaye's album Let's Get It On (1973), it was written by Marvin Gaye and producer Ed Townsend. "Let's Get It On" became Gaye's most successful single for Motown and one of his most well-known songs. With the help of the song's sexually explicit content, "Let's Get It On" helped give Gaye a reputation as a sex symbol during its initial popularity.
Co-written with producer Ed Townsend, "Let's Get It On" was Gaye's plea for sexual liberation. When originally conceived by Townsend, who was released from a rehab facility for alcoholism, it was written with a religious theme. Gaye confidante Kenneth Stover changed some of the words around as a political song and Gaye recorded the version as it was written, but Townsend protested that the song wasn't a politically conscious song but a song dedicated to love and sex. Gaye and Townsend then collaborated on new lyrics and using the original backing tracks as recorded, Gaye transformed the song into an emotional centerpiece. The album version of "Let's Get It On" features soulful and emotional singing by Gaye that is backed by multi-tracked background vocals, also provided by Gaye, along with the song's signature, and most notable, funky guitar arrangements.

Won’t you join me in this fun month-long theme? Again, all you need to do is post your link in the comments.

Today’s post is also part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.  If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this blog hop.


  1. Marvin Gaye songs are the sexiest there is. Love his tunes on an evening at home and especially dancing with your man. Great tune. I haven't heard it in a while. Thanks for posting. Hope you're doing well and have a great week. Hugs.

  2. Mary,

    Let's Get It On! Wowza, what a song to start the week off with!! I'm enjoying your 'Love is in the air' blog fest. You're knocking it out of the park this month with so many fabulous classics. Thanks for hitting the dance floor with the 4M crew, girlfriend. But, don't tire yourself out too much. You are #1 priority so take good care of yourself, k? xx

  3. I come close to crying when I hear Marvin Gaye because of how his life was ended so tragically, but I haven't heard this song in years. This song has a richness I didn't "get" when I first heard this song when I was in college.

  4. Great song. I always like Marvin Gaye. It was so sad when he died.

  5. I love the smooth sound of Marvin Gaye! I bet he's gotten it on with this song. Awesome!

  6. One the most classic love songs ever. So very cool. Thanks for sharing him.

  7. Did you ever hear Jack Black's version in "High Fidelity"? Almost as good as this...

  8. That was one of the best songs of Marvin Gaye ever💗Heartshaped Pawkisses for a Happy Valentine's Day🐾😽💞


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