Love Party

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"Love Party"
Song by Marvin Gaye from the album In Our Lifetime
Released 1981
Recorded 1980, Air Studios, London, England
Genre Soul
Length 5:01
Label Tamla
Producer(s) Marvin Gaye

"Love Party" is a 1980 song recorded by singer Marvin Gaye, issued on his 1981 album, In Our Lifetime. The song brought back the religious-themed atmosphere of the previous song, "Praise" in which Marvin mentions about the chapter of Revelations in the Bible and mentions how prayer and meditation can cleanse one's spirit leaving one "extra special mellow". In the song, Marvin confesses to a woman about how there should be a peaceful, serene love rather than "sinning". The song is given a funky musical vibe similar to the Mighty Clouds of Joy single, "Mighty High". The song originally was recorded as "Dance 'N' Be Happy" with different lyrics.


  • All vocals by Marvin Gaye
  • Drums, keyboards and synthesizers by Marvin Gaye
  • Bass by Frank Blair
  • Guitar by Gordon Banks
  • Produced by Marvin Gaye