It Takes Two chords by Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston


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It Takes Two | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |

Verse 1

||: Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb :||
One can have a dream, baby. two can make that dream so real.
One can talk about being in love, two can say how it really feels.
One can wish upon a star, two can make that wish come true, yeah.
One can stand alone in the dark, two can make the light shine through.

Chorus 1

| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C |
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby. Me and
| Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb7 |
you, it just takes two.
| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C | Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby. To make a dream come true, it just takes two.

Instrumental

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |

Verse 2

||: Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb :||
One can have a broken heart, living in misery.
Two can really ease the pain, like a perfect remedy.
One can be alone in a bar, like an island he’s all alone.
Two can make just about any place, seem just like bein’ at home.

Chorus 2

| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C |
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby. Me and
| Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb |
you, it just takes two.
| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C | Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby. To make a dream come true, it just takes two.

Instrumental

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |

Solo

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |
Ooh-ooh…
| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C | Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
It just takes two, just takes two.

Instrumental

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |

Verse 3

||: Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb :||
Ooh, one can go out to a movie, looking for a special treat.
Two can make that single movie something really kind of sweet.
Yeah, one can take a walk in the moonlight, thinking that it’s really nice.
Ah, but two walkin’ a hand in hand is like addin’ just a pinch of spice.

Chorus 3

| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C |
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby. Me and
| Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb |
you, it just takes two.
| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C | Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby. To make a dream come true, it just takes two.

End

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |



It Takes Two Chords: Learn the progressions!


This is a really simple chord progression which makes it an easy tune to add to your Motown/Soul band’s repertoire.

First up, we have a riff that manipulates the 3rd, going down to sus2, then up to sus4. The variation is that at the end of four bars, we don’t have a 3rd at all, like this:

| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb |
| Bb Bbsus2 Bb Bbsus4 | Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb5 |

This section comes back at the end of every chorus.

The verse is just a Bb chord. The chorus finally moves to chords IV and V, stops, goes back to Bb, then repeats it, like this:

| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C |
| Bb | Bb | Bb | Bb |
| Eb | Eb E | F | F N.C |



It Takes Two – One of Marvin Gaye’s best duets!

Marvin Gaye had a sensational career singing tunes written for him by Motown’s songwriting teams before he took charge and started writing his own legendary compositions such as Mercy Mercy Me and What’s Going On.

Part of his impressive catalogue is the many duets he did with Diana Ross, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, and Mary Wells.

His best tunes with these women include Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need To Get By, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, and It Takes Two, which you saw above.

These four tunes are perfect if your working band has a male and female singer, It Takes Two definitely has the easiest chords and will therefore be the quickest to add to the setlist.

If you want more ideas for how to perform this than the original recording provides, check the second video in the playlist above for Tina Turner and Rod Stewart’s cover version.



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