I'm Gonna Get You (Bizarre Inc song)

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"I'm Gonna Get You"
Single by Bizarre Inc ft. Angie Brown
from the album Energique
Released 1992
Length 3:23 (Original Flavour Mix edit)
5:18 (Original Flavour Mix version)[1]
Label Vinyl Solution / Sony Records
Writer(s) Andy Meecham, Carl Turner, Dean Meredith, Toni Colandreo[2]
Producer(s) Alan Scott, Bizarre Inc[2]

"I'm Gonna Get You" is a 1992 song by Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown from their second album Energique.[2] It contains a replayed sample of the "why waste your time, you know you're gonna be mine" line from "Love's Gonna Get You" by Jocelyn Brown and "Brass Disk" by Dupree.[2]

Performances[edit]

Top of the Pops[edit]

The song was also performed on Top of the Pops in 1992.[3] Previously, in 1991, they had performed "Playing with Knives" and "Such a Feeling" on the show and the following year they performed "Took My Love".[3]

The Voice UK[edit]

Brown sung the song for a The Voice UK audition. Even though it brought many audience members to their feet,[4] none of the judges turned around even though will.i.am noted that the song had inspired part of the Black Eyed Peas song "Boom Boom Pow".[5][6] He said it was "one of [his] favourite songs and [he] never thought [he] would get to meet the person who sung it".[7] He elaborated:

Why is that important to me? Because we were recording Boom Boom Pow and we were coming up with a bridge part and I was like "Fergie, have you heard this song? You have to do it like this!" I played your song for the power on that section. I never thought I was going to meet you one day.[8]

The fact that Brown had not been selected made the audience and TV viewers furious, with one viewer branding it a "disgrace".[7]

Reception[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

The song charted at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs and #47 on the Billboard Hot 100.[9] In addition, the song made #99 on 1993's MTV Year End Countdowns.[10] It also charted at #1 on the Canadian dance chart.[11] In the UK, the song first entered the UK Singles Chart in 1992 at #17,[12] eventually peaking at #3 on the UK Singles Chart.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

Ned Raggett of AllMusic called the song a "noted smash, with great diva vocals from Angie Brown (one of her earliest star turns) and a simple but still sweeping string section reminiscent of disco's orchestrations at their best".[14]

Appearances in other media[edit]

A radio edit of the song also appears on the compilation albums The Best Dance Album in the World... Ever!,[15] Now That's What I Call Music! 23 UK,[16] and Much Dance Mix '94.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I'm Gonna Get You - Bizarre Inc. | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Energique (booklet). Bizarre Inc. Vinyl Solution / Sony Records. 1992. 
  3. ^ a b "Video gallery: Top Of The Pops – 50 years on Express & Star". Expressandstar.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ By pa.press.net. "The Voice UK 2014: Bizarre Inc's Angie Brown fails audition". Tv.uk.msn.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ © Press Association 2014 (February 22, 2014). "Voice hopeful serenades Sir Tom (From The Oxford Times)". Oxfordtimes.co.uk. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "'The Voice': Ex-Musical Star Teresa Vasiliou Serenades Tom Jones". Huffingtonpost.co.uk. February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Caroline Westbrook (February 22, 2014). "The Voice 2014: Viewers erupt in indignation after 90s chart star Angie Brown is rejected by coaches". Metro. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "I'm Gonna Get You isn't enough to win Angie Brown a place on The Voice UK!". Unreality TV. February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ {{subst:Allmusic|class=artist|id=p22190|pure_url=yes}}
  10. ^ "MTV Year End Countdown". MTV. May 2, 1993.
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  12. ^ "1992-10-03 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive". Official Charts. October 3, 1992. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-904994-10-7. 
  14. ^ {{subst:Allmusic|class=album|id=r54499|pure_url=yes}}
  15. ^ The Best Dance Album in the World... Ever! (booklet). Various Artists. Virgin Records. 1993. 
  16. ^ Now That's What I Call Music! 23 (booklet). Various Artists. Virgin / EMI / Polygram. 1992. 
  17. ^ Much Dance Mix '94 (booklet). Various Artists. Quality Label. 1994.