Got to Have Your Love

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"Got to Have Your Love"
Single by Mantronix featuring Wondress
from the album This Should Move Ya
Released 1989
Format CD single, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1989
Genre Electro, R&B
Length 8:21
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bryce "Luvah" Wilson, Kurtis el Khaleel, Johnny D. Rodriguez

"Got to Have Your Love" is a song by American old school hip hop/electro funk group Mantronix, featuring Wondress as a vocalist. Written by members Bryce Wilson and Kurtis Mantronik, alongside Johnny D. Rodriguez, it was released by Capitol Records in 1989 from the group's fourth studio album This Should Move Ya (1990) and reached number four on the UK Singles Chart on 14 January 1990.[1] It is recognised as the group's signature song.

Song information[edit]

"Got to Have Your Love" was written by Mantronix members Bryce Wilson and Kurtis Mantronik, alongside Johnny D. Rodriguez. It first released in the United States in late December 1989, and was later released in the United Kingdom on 6 January 1990. In its first week, it reached number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Got to Have Your Love (Club with Bonus Beats) – 8:23
  2. Got to Have Your Love (Hard to Get Rap) – 2:48
  3. Got to Have Your Love (Luv Dub) – 6:23
  4. Got to Have Your Love (club edit) – 5:25
  5. Got to Have Your Love (instrumental) – 3:36
  6. Got to Have Your Love (radio edit) – 4:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 4

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 6 January 1990 CD single, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl Capitol Records

Liberty X version[edit]

"Got to Have Your Love"
Single by Liberty X
from the album Thinking It Over
Released 9 September 2002
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:59
Label V2
Writer(s) Bryce "Luvah" Wilson, Kurtis el Khaleel, Johnny D. Rodriguez
Liberty X singles chronology
"Just a Little"
(2002)
"Got to Have Your Love"
(2002)
"Holding on for You"
(2002)

In 2001, English-Irish pop/R&B group Liberty X re-recorded "Got to Have Your Love" for their debut studio album Thinking It Over (2002). It was one of three tracks to be recorded for the British version of the album, as it did not feature on the original edition, To Those Who Wait. The song was released worldwide on 9 September 2002 as the fourth single from the album and hit a peak of number two on the UK Singles Chart in its first week, falling just behind Atomic Kitten's "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)". It also charted at number four in Australia, number eight in Ireland and number ten in France.

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video was filmed in Silent Waters, Jamaica over a week's period in 2002.

Tracklisting[edit]

  • UK CD single #1[3]
  1. "Got to Have Your Love" – 3:52
  2. "Get with You" – 3:18
  3. "Good Love" – 4:00
  • UK CD single #2[4]
  1. "Got to Have Your Love" (Jam & Faces Vamp Mix) – 6:08
  2. "Got to Have Your Love" (Kurtis Matronik's 3 Way Action Mix) – 7:22
  3. "Got to Have Your Love" (Shanghai Surprise Mix) – 6:44
  • UK Cassette single[5]
  1. "Got to Have Your Love" – 3:52
  2. "Just a Little" (Urban Radio 1 version) – 4:08
  3. "Everything" – 3:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 75
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 39
Ukraine (FDR) 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 2

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 9 September 2002 CD single, Compact Cassette V2 Records

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