Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - IT TAKES TWO

First performance: 13/04/2002


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 5 times in full:
 
Always Off- Tour.
 
2002-04-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Private benefit for the Rumson Country Day School.
 
2002-04-14 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Private benefit for the Rumson Country Day School.

2004-12-19 - HARRY'S ROADHOUSE, ASBURY PARK

The song was played in a full-band arrangement backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band and also featured Max Weinberg on drums and Patti Scialfa on shared lead vocals.

2008-05-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
benefit for the Ranney School
 
2009-10-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
A benefit for Bruce's son's school. Bruce is backed by Bobby Bandiera's band. Patti Scialfa and Southside Johnny each take lead vocals on several numbers.
 
  •  Snippets
during TWO HEARTS
Starting from 1999, he used a snippet of the song at the end of Two hearts in a duet with Little Steven. 
 
 
2016-08-28 United Center, Chicago, IL
2016-07-28 Frognerparken, Oslo, Norway
2016-07-26 Granåsen Arena, Trondheim, Norway
2016-07-23 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016-07-20 CASA Arena, Horsens, Denmark
2016-07-16 Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy
2016-07-13 AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
2016-07-11 AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
2016-07-03 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2016-06-29 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2016-06-27 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016-06-17 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
2016-06-03 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England
2016-06-01 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
2016-05-29 Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
2016-05-27 Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
2016-05-25 Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
2016-05-21 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
2016-05-17 Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
2016-05-14 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2016-04-25 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
2016-04-23 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
2016-04-20 Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD
2016-04-18 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
2016-04-14 Palace Of Auburn Hills (The), Auburn Hills, MI
2016-04-12 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
2016-04-07 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
2016-04-05 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
2016-04-03 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
2016-03-31 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
2016-03-28 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2016-03-24 KeyArena At Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
2016-03-22 Moda Center, Portland, OR
2016-03-19 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
2016-03-17 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
2016-03-15 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
2016-03-13 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
2016-03-10 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
2016-03-06 Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO
2016-03-03 BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
2016-02-29 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
2016-02-27 Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
2016-02-25 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
2016-02-23 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
2016-02-21 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
2016-02-18 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
2016-02-16 BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
2016-02-12 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
2016-02-10 XL Center, Hartford, CT
2016-02-08 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
2016-02-04 TD Garden, Boston, MA
2016-02-02 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
2016-01-31 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
2016-01-29 Verizon Center, Washington, DC
2016-01-27 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2016-01-19 United Center, Chicago, IL
2016-01-16 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2014-05-17 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
2014-03-02 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
2014-02-22 Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
2014-02-07 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
2014-01-28 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
2013-06-20 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England
2013-05-31 Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Italy
2013-05-14 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013-05-07 HK Areena, Turku, Finland
2013-04-29 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
2012-11-11 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
2012-08-15 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
2012-07-21 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2012-07-18 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2012-07-07 Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
2012-06-22 Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
2012-05-27 Rheinenergiestadion, Cologne, Germany
2012-05-18 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
2012-05-15 Estadio De Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
2009-11-18 Sommet Center, Nashville, TN
2009-11-08 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2009-10-19 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-09-21 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
2009-08-25 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009-07-21 Stadio Olimpico, Turin, Italy
2009-06-10 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2008-08-16 North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
2008-07-31 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2008-07-28 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2008-07-07 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2008-07-04 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2008-06-29 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007-10-26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
2003-05-08 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003-04-19 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
2003-04-11 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
2003-03-26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
2002-12-17 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
2002-12-16 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
2002-07-30 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (Evening)
2000-07-01 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-29 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-27 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-23 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-22 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-20 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-17 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-15 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-12 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2000-06-03 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
2000-05-29 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2000-05-27 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
2000-05-22 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
2000-05-21 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
2000-05-08 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
2000-05-07 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
2000-05-04 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
2000-05-03 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
2000-04-30 Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH
2000-04-26 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
2000-04-25 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
2000-04-22 Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
2000-04-21 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
2000-04-18 Compaq Center, Houston, TX
2000-04-17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
2000-04-15 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
2000-04-12 Nashville Arena, Nashville, TN
2000-04-09 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
2000-04-08 Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO
2000-04-04 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
2000-04-03 Rose Garden, Portland, OR
2000-03-31 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
2000-03-30 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
2000-03-19 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
2000-03-18 Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN
2000-03-14 Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
2000-03-13 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
2000-03-10 National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
2000-03-09 National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
2000-03-06 Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
2000-03-04 Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
2000-02-28 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
1999-11-29 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999-11-28 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999-11-21 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
1999-11-19 Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY
1999-11-17 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
1999-11-15 Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
1999-11-14 Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
1999-11-10 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
1999-11-09 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
1999-11-06 Fargodome, Fargo, ND
1999-10-28 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
1999-10-26 Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
 
during TWIST AND SHOUT
1984-10-19 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
 

Songinfo

"It Takes Two" is a hit single recorded in late 1965 by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston for Motown's Tamla label. Produced by Weston's then-husband, longtime Gaye collaborator William "Mickey" Stevenson, and co-written by Stevenson and Sylvia Moy, "It Takes Two" centered on a romantic lyric that depicted many things in life (dreams, love, wishes, etc.) being better with two people instead of one. The single became Gaye's most successful duet single to date, later outperformed by Gaye's duets with Tammi Terrell.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

According to the BBC's 'Desert Island Discs ' one of the 8 songs, Bruce would take to a desert Island is one of Marvin Gaye's songs: What's Going On (1971)
 
Inspired by the witnessing of police brutality and violence during an anti-war demonstration, Marvin Gaye’s soulful protest song illustrated to Springsteen that music can have a message:
 
Bruce Springsteen and Kirsty Young in conversation:
 
"This entire record [the What’s Going On album], from start to finish, is a masterpiece. It was sultry and sexual while at the same time dealing with street level politics. That had a big influence on me. Along with the idea that it was a concept record without being cursed by that name. It was a record that had a thread you can follow from the first song to the last and it created a world that you could walk into and then come back out of. But bring along with you things that you learned and energy and a source that you’d found for living."

Lyrics

One can have a dream, baby
Two can make a dream so real
One can talk about being in love
Two can see how it really feels
One can wish upon a star
Two can make a wish come true, yeah
One can stand alone in the dark
Two can make a light shine through
It takes two, baby
It takes two, baby,
Me and you
You know it takes two
It takes two, baby
It takes two, baby
Make a dream come true
It just takes two
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 any place
Seem just like bein' at home
It takes two, baby
It takes two, baby
Me and you
It just takes two
It takes two, baby
It takes two, baby,
To make a dream come true
It just take two
Just takes two
Just takes two
One can go out to a movie
Looking for a special treat
Two can make that single movie
Something really kind of sweet
And one can take a walk in the moonlight
Thinking that's it's really nice
But two lovers walking hand in hand
Is like adding just a pinch of spice
It takes two, baby
It takes two, baby
Me and you
Just takes two
It takes two, baby
It takes two, baby
To make a dream come true