"Got To Give It Up" as written by and Marvin P Gaye....
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
I got up on the floor and found
Someone to choose me

No more standin' along the side walls
Now I've got myself together, baby
And I'm havin' a ball
Long as you prove it
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 all right
Everybody's groovin' on like a fool
But if you see me, top down, 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
Owwww

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'
Got to give it up
Keep on dancin'
Got to give it up
Keep on dancin'
Got to give it up
Keep on dancin'
Got to give it up
Keep on dancin'
Got to give it up
Keep on dancin'
You got to get it
Got to give it up
Keep on dancin'
Got to give it up


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"Got to Give It Up" as written by Marvin Gaye

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    General CommentI love this song since I saw Charlie's Angels!!!!!!!!
    Great site!!!!
    palason July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song cuz it's very mellow and relaxin
    elfinmagic07on August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstory of my life
    vulvaloveon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentomg i loooooove this song!!! its so damn cool.
    1lastlook@thewonderon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite marvin gaye song. i like all his other love songs, but this one you can dance to. its just a shame what happened to one of the most influential artists ever.
    breathofthegirlon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is an automatic party. Love it, love it, love it.
    MamaDayon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but I have a different version than these lyrics are from...
    they're more like this:
    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
    I got up on the floor, boy
    so somebody could choose me.

    No more standin' there beside the walls
    I have got myself together, baby
    I'm havin' a ball

    Long as you're groovin'
    There's always a chance
    Somebody watchin' might wanna make romance

    Move your body, ooo baby,
    And dance all night
    Do that grooving’
    Feel all right

    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 down
    Shake it down

    OOWWWW

    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 doubt
    Know what you thinkin' baby
    You want to 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
    MasterLon December 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwas THIS the first Disco tune?? Or was it Soul Makooza??

    Very Funky and uptempo which was rare for him.

    He sang the National Anthem at a Mohamed Ali fight in 77. My Dad said "who IS this fruit?"

    "just because his name is Marvin Gaye YOU assume he's a Fruit!"
    drpoundsignon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPS They had this tune on "Scrubs" last night while Turk was strutting his stuff.
    drpoundsignon January 28, 2010   Link

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