Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston ÔÇÄÔÇô Take Two LP
“It Takes Two” was a hit single recorded in late 1965 by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston for Motown’s Tamla label.
Produced by Weston’s then-husband, longtime Gaye collaborator William “Mickey” Stevenson, and co-written by Stevenson and Sylvia Moy, “It Takes Two” centered around a romantic lyric which depicted many things in life (dreams, love, wishes, etc.) being better with two people instead of one. The single became Gaye’s most successful duet single to date, later outperformed by Gaye’s duets with Tammi Terrell.
Gaye and Weston’s duet peaked at #14 on the Billboard Pop charts and #4 on Billboard’s Soul Singles chart in January 1967. “It Takes Two” was also Gaye’s first major hit in the UK, where it peaked at #16 on the British singles charts in the spring of that same year.
Also in 1967, soul singers Otis Redding and Carla Thomas covered the song for their duet album, King & Queen.
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Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – Take Two LP
1. It Takes Two [03:00]
2. I love You, Yes I Do (album Version) [02:22]
3. Baby I Need Your Loving (album Version) [03:14]
4. It’s Got To Be A Miracle (this Thing Called Love) [03:31]
5. Baby Say Yes (album Version) [03:16]
6. What Good Am I Without You (album Version) [02:55]
7. Til There Was You [02:28]
8. Love Fell On Me (album Version) [02:29]
9. Secret Love (album Version) [02:48]
10. I want You ’round (single Version) [02:30]
11. Heaven Sent You I Know (album Version) [03:05]
12. When We’re Together (album Version) [02:40]