Singalong! Got to Give It Up by Marvin Gaye

Most people don't know that, like most modern dance hits, Robin Thicke's unfortunate hit Blurred Lines is ripped off from an older song. In this case, Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up". Since most people defend the song based only on its danceable beat, why don't we just groove to Marvin's song that, oh I don't know, isn't about rape?  And hey, it's still a little scandalous, just in a far less terrible way.

by Marvin Gay

I used to go out to parties
And stand around
'cause I was too nervous
To really get down
But my body yearned to be free
So I got up on the floor and found
Someone to choose me
No more standin' there beside the walls
I done got myself together baby
And now I'm havin' a ball

As long as you're groovin'
There's always a chance
Somebody watches
Might wanna make romance
Move your body, ooo baby, you dance all night
To the groove and feel alright

Everybody's groovin' on like a fool
But if you see me spread out and let me in
Baby just party high and low
Let me step into your erotic zone
Move it up
Turn it 'round
Ooo Shake it down

You can love me when you want to babe
This is such a groovy party baby
We're here face to face
Everybody's swingin'
This is such a groovy place
All the young ladies are so fine!
You're movin your body easy with no doubts
I know what you thinkin' baby
You wanna turn me out
Think I'm gonna let you do it babe

Keep on dancin'
You got to get it
Got to give it up
(repeat until end)

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