Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing" was his first single since his exit from his long-term record label Motown. People magazine described it as "America's hottest pop-culture turn-on since Olivia Newton-John suggested she wanted to get Physical". It's listed at No. 233 on the Rolling Stone list of its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Gaye had a lot of success writing very sexual songs and built a reputation as a ladies' man, but he was the son of a preacher and struggled with his religious values. This conflict tormented him for years and inspired the biography title Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, by David Ritz.


Gaye had a large collection of pornography, to the point that many of his friends felt he was addicted to porn.