Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”–recently given renewed fame as the alleged model of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ “Blurred Lines”–went to number one on the U.S. charts on this day in 1977. Here’s Marvin partying down on Part I and Part II of the song that same year.

Music the rest of the day here will depend on what happens this morning in a certain DC courthouse.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.