Let's get it on was Marvin Gaye's second of three #1's and cemented him as an ultimate sex symbol - among other things in 1973. The song was originally written with a religious theme, Gaye made some changes with political undertones that didn't please the co-writer Ed Thowsend who said it's all about sex and love and they rewrote it again together. When released the single became the most selling Motown single until then, selling over two million copies witin the first six weeks. In the end it went on to sell nearly four million copies. A 2005 remix sold gold selling over 500.000.
Shannon Lawson covered the song in 2002