Get It On

Get It On by T. Rex was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, July 24, 1971 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. 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. This song was written and recorded when T. Rex was touring America in 1971. The group had made inroads in their native UK with their 1970 self-titled album, but were little-known in the US. Marc Bolan wanted to change that by coming up with something that would strike to the heart in America.

Get It On FAQs

Who sang Get It On?

Get It On was performed by T. Rex

What year did Get It On get to the UK number 1 spot?

Get It On first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, July 24, 1971

How long was Get It On at number 1 in the UK?

Get It On spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.