Sexual Healing

Album: Midnight Love (1982)
Charted: 4 3
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  • Ooh, now let´s get down tonight
    Baby I´m hot just like an oven
    I need some lovin´
    And baby, I can´t hold it much longer

    It´s getting stronger and stronger
    And when I get that feeling
    I want Sexual Healing
    Sexual Healing, oh baby

    Makes me feel so fine
    Helps to relieve my mind
    Sexual Healing baby, is good for me
    Sexual Healing is something that´s good for me

    Whenever blue tear drops are falling
    And my emotional stability is leaving me
    There is something I can do
    I can get on the telephone and call you up baby, and

    Honey I know you´ll be there to relieve me
    The love you give to me will free me
    If you don´t know the things you´re dealing
    I can tell you, darling, that it´s Sexual Healing

    Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, let´s make love tonight
    Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, ´cause you do it right
    Baby I got sick this morning
    A sea was storming inside of me

    Baby I think I´m capsizing
    The waves are rising and rising
    And when I get that feeling
    I want Sexual Healing

    Sexual Healing is good for me
    Makes me feel so fine, it´s such a rush
    Helps to relieve the mind, and it´s good for us

    Sexual Healing, baby, is good for me
    Sexual Healing is something that´s good for me
    And it´s good for me and it´s good to me
    My baby ohhh

    Come take control, just grab a hold
    Of my body and mind soon we´ll be making it
    Honey, oh we´re feeling fine
    You´re my medicine open up and let me in

    Darling, you´re so great
    I can´t wait for you to operate
    I can´t wait for you to operate
    When I get this feeling, I need Sexual Healing...Writer/s: David Ritz, Marvin Gaye, Odell Brown
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 7

  • Piper Bailey from San Francisco, GaI absolutely love this site and finding all these artists that I used to listen to when I was younger it really brings me back. Marvin Gaye was one of my idols and the news of his death killed a part of me as corny as that sounds, but his spirit lives on. I hope this new generation doesn't forget where real music came from. May he rest in peace forever. Teena Marie wrote an older song called My Dear Mr. Gaye dedicated to Marvin. If you have not yet heard this song, I strongly recommend it. She says that he will always be in every woman's heart and I'll bethe first to testify to that.
  • Chris from Charleston, ScInterestingly, this song uses a Roland TR-808 drum machine.
  • Jl from Bretagne, FranceKate Bush cover is ... er.. Ok. Let's say acceptable. It's still a good song. But Ben Harper's numerous live versions for this song are much better. Still the original keeps that special taste that makes it so sensually healing.
  • Maxim from Brugge, Belgiumthings whent the way gaye wanted them to...
    as far as i know, gaye bought the gun himself and asked his father to shoot him...
    his father also said "i am going to take him out befor a white man does"
    and there also is a minor default in the writer credits with sexual healing... David Ritz had no credits in writing the song, only in its title...
    gaye told ritz when he said to him "you need some sexual healing" - "that would make a fine title" and that gaye would mension his name on the album, ritz later sued him and won...

    if you can read a little dutch here's a link:

    if my info is incorect, sorry and please report :)
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumA very beautiful song. If Marvin Gaye stayed in Belgium, maby he would still be there. It's just too bad things happened like that. He had a beautiful voice and I love most of his songs.
  • Edan from Melbourne, AustraliaOkay firstly. This has now been covered by Ben Harper as a tribute to Gaye.
    Secondly this song helped and hindered Gaye after his fall from the top it helped him get back to the top but he also managed to restart his drug addiction which annoyed his friends.
  • C.j. from Hof / Saale, GermanyGet hold of the 'Sexual Healing Sessions' to get an idea of how the recording of this classic song (and Gaye's last original album) evolved.
    C.J. Ganter, Hof / Saale (Germany)
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