Get it On (Bang a Gong): T.REX

Australian Charts:
Get it On (Bang a Gong) entered the Kent charts on 23 August 1971 and peaked at #14. It was the #91 song on the Top 100 of 1971.

The song is on Electric Warrior which entered the Kent album charts on 15 November 1971 and peaked at #15.

Marc Bolan

Tony Visconti

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Following the success of T.Rex’s single Hot Love, the band went on a United States tour. While in New York in March 1971, Bolan asked drummer Bill Legend to help him brainstorm drum patterns for a song idea that would later become Get It On.
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Written by T.Rex lead singer Marc Bolan, this song is all about sex, but with imagery so comically vague it would be hard for even the most prudish listeners to take offense. Bolan’s delivery is feral, and he does keep calling the girl “dirty and sweet,” but you really have to stretch to find sexual connotations in a “hubcap diamond star halo” or a “cloak full of eagles.” The biggest suggestion is in the title.
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Live version by T.Rex: Get it On (Bang a Gong)

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