Give It Up, Turn It Loose

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"Give It Up, Turn It Loose"
Single by En Vogue
from the album Funky Divas
Released November 5, 1992 (US)
Format CD single, Cassette single
Recorded November 1991—January 1992[1]
Genre R&B, new jack swing, pop
Length 5:13
Label Eastwest Records
Writer(s) Thomas McElroy, Denzil Foster
Producer(s) Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy
En Vogue singles chronology
"Free Your Mind"
(1992)
"Give It Up, Turn It Loose"
(1992)
"Love Don't Love You"
(1993)
For the James Brown song see Give It Up or Turnit a Loose

"Give It Up, Turn It Loose" was the fourth single from En Vogue's second album, Funky Divas. The song earned a Grammy nomination and reached #15 on the US pop chart, and #16 on the R&B chart. The song's title is a reference to the 1969 James Brown song "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose". This song features Maxine Jones on lead entirely.

Official versions[edit]

Give It Up, Turn It Loose (LP Version) (5:10)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (LP Edit) (4:05)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (Kevin's Extended R&B Mix) (5:17)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose ("Welcome To The Ghetto" Hip-Hop Edit) (5:26)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (Kevin's Jazz Mix) (4:58)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (Kevin's Jazz Mix) [edit] (4:20)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (Somethin' For The People Remix) (5:50)
Give It Up, Turn It Loose (Hip-Hop Instrumental) (4:50)

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 15
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 16
US Mainstream Top 40 10
UK Singles Chart 22

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1993) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 84

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