Chart Position: 10

  • Written by Marc Bolan
  • Lead vocals: Marc Bolan
  • Guitar: Marc Bolan
  • Keyboards: Rick Wakeman
  • Backing vocals: Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman
  • Saxophone: Ian McDonald
  • Produced by Tony Visconti
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This is T Rex’s biggest U.S. hit single
  • The original U.K. release was titled ‘Get It On’; the U.S. release was renamed to avoid confusion with Chase’s ‘Get It On’ (1971)
  • The line at the fade “And meanwhile I’m still thinking” is lifted from Chuck Berry’s “Little Queenie” (1959)
  • Marc Bolan died in an auto accident in 1977
  • Later recorded by Top of the Pops (1971), James Last (1971), Air Mail (1971), Les Humphries Singers (1971), Gloria Jones (1976), Joe Perry Project (1983), Witch Queen (1979), Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1985), Power Station (1985), Gary Glitter (1987), The Damned (1987), Martin O’ Sullivan (1988), Metal Gurus (1991), Rave Elements (1993), Kramer (1998), Glitterband (1996), Blondie (1993), Strange Fruit (1994), Dynamo 5 (2002), Neanderthal Spongecake (2002), Jean-Baptiste Mondino (2005), Santana feat. Gavin Rossdale (2010), Matt Turk (2010), Chris Norman (2011) and many others

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