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Marvin Gaye

Got To Give It Up

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“Got to Give It Up” is a funk/disco song by American recording artist Marvin Gaye. Written by the singer and produced by Art Stewart, it was recorded in three studio dates in 1976 with a final mixing in early 1977. The song, a response to Gaye’s label Motown pushing for the singer to record commercially accessible dance music to fit the music industry’s embrace of dance rhythms, was released in March 1977. It was an instant success, landing at number-one on three different Billboard charts and helping its parent album, Gaye’s live album, Live at the London Palladium, sell more than two-million copies. The song held the number one position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week, from June 18 - 25, 1977. It replaced “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, and was replaced by... Read on...

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More songs by Marvin Gaye (See Charts): Your Precious Love, This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me), Take This Heart Of Mine, Little Darling (I Need You), How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I'll Be Doggone, I Want You, Let's Get It On, Pride And Joy, and Come Get To This.

Popular in Soul (See Charts): On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'll Be There, It's A Man's Man's World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, and Isn't She Lovely.

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