Song of the Day #4,126: ‘You Sure Love to Ball’ – Marvin Gaye

Our next 1973 album comes courtesy of Mr. Marvin Gaye, who followed up his seminal 1971 political album with one of the greatest albums ever made about sex: Let’s Get It On.

Gaye grew up physically and emotionally abused by his minister father, who instilled in the young man a deeply troublesome view of sex that contributed to bouts of impotence. Not exactly the mental image you get of the man who sang ‘Let’s Get It On’ and the rest of the slow-funk love jams featured on this album.

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Song of the Day #1,262: ‘Let’s Get It On’ & ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ – Pentatonix

After tuning into my first televised musical competition last Spring with The Voice, I signed on for my second this Fall with The Sing-Off.

In an era of Auto-Tune and processed pop stars, there is something very refreshing about a competition that features nothing but the human voice. And the a capella groups featured on this show do jaw-dropping things with those voices.

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Song of the Day #374: ‘Let’s Get it On’ – Marvin Gaye

gayeThe thing I love best about this, the ultimate booty call song, is that in the middle of nearly 5 minutes of pleading and pressuring this woman to have sex with him, Marvin Gaye sings these lines: “I ain’t gonna worry, no, I ain’t gonna push, I won’t push you, baby.” Gee, imagine what it would sound like if he was gonna push her!

To honor the unabashed carnal desire of ‘Let’s Get it On,’ I will now present the poetic stylings of YouTube commenters who have chimed in on this Marvin Gaye classic.

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