The hope for such a reconciliation, the search for sexual healing, is what drives his art During this time, he had also been attempting to cope with past issues that had stemmed from his childhood. Recording Industry Association of America. Let's Get It On ". The lyrics were inspired by Janis Hunter, whom Gaye had become infatuated with after meeting each other through Ed Townsend during the initial sessions.
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Let's Get It On (song)
Have your sex, it can be exciting, if you're lucky. Following the success of funk records such as Sly and the Family Stone 's There's a Riot Goin' On and James Brown 's late s and early s singles, Gaye's Let's Get It On helped further the funk genre's reach and influence in the music industry, as well as increase its mainstream appeal. The Greatest Albums of All Time. Let's Get It On has been ranked on many critics and publications' lists of the best albums of all time. The single stayed inside the Billboard Hot top 10 for 13 weeks, 10 of those weeks inside the top five. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
In contrast to Motown's previously successful process of emphasizing an artist's single releases rather than their album, Gaye and fellow producer Ed Townsend followed a similar formula previously used on What's Going Onin which the album's songs flow together in a suite-form arrangement,  opposing label CEO Berry Gordy's strong emphasis on hit single success. Although there was a 'conscious' revolution, there was also a great sexual revolution The paradox is this: Recording sessions for the album took place during June to July at Hitsville U. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. The Greatest Albums of All Time. Inthe song was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the Greatest Songs of All Time ;  in a revised list, the song was ranked at number