Just To Keep You Satisfied (4:27)

Cover of Marvin Gaye '50'

From Marvin Gaye '50' and 35 other releases

“Just to Keep You Satisfied” is a song by soul singer Marvin Gaye. The song was the b-side to Marvin’s modest 1974 hit, “You Sure Love to Ball” and was the eighth and final song issued on the singer’s 1973 album, Let’s Get It On.

Originally penned by Gaye as a song about a husband’s devotion to his wife, Gaye produced versions with The Monitors and The Originals, in the latter version, Marvin is heard singing with them in a duet with Originals lead singer Henry Dixon. Gaye, in the final stages of his marriage to Anna Gordy Gaye, rewrote the original devoted tune into a more somber and autobiographical song with Elgie Stover but in the liner notes of his album kept his wife’s name as a co-writer.

The song was covered by Kenny Lattimore on the Gaye tribute album, Marvin Is 60, and was also covered by the likes of Randy Crawford and longtime Marvin Gaye fan Lisa Stansfield. The original version was played during the movie Baby Boy and was sampled on Mary J. Blige’s single “When We”, from her Love & Life album.


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You were my wife, my life, my hopes and dreams
For you to understand what this means
I shall explain I stood all the jealousy, all the bitchin' too
Yes, I'd forget it all once in bed with you

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