Let the Beat Control Your Body

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Let the Beat Control Your Body"
Single by 2 Unlimited
from the album No Limits
Released January 1994
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7", 12"
Recorded 1993
Genre Techno
Label Byte, Zyx, PWL
Writer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster, Ray Slijngaard, Anita Dels
Producer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster
2 Unlimited singles chronology
"Maximum Overdrive"
(1993)
"Let the Beat Control Your Body"
(1994)
"The Real Thing"
(1994)
UK cover

"Let the Beat Control Your Body" is a song recorded by Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.

Release and reception[edit]

"Let the beat control your body" is the fifth and final single taken from 2 Unlimited's second album, No Limits.[1]

The release scored chart success in many European countries peaking in the top ten in Spain, Belgium and the UK among others.

The album version was largely instrumental and contained just a few spoken words from Ray and Anita. The single version, however, contained full verses rapped by Ray, and a new chorus sung by Anita.

The title of the song was changed to "Let the Bass Control Your Body" in France because the word "beat" sounds very similar to the French slang word for penis.

Appearances[edit]

Dance music artist Chaah (aka Susanne Jark) uses the melody from "Let the Beat Control Your Body" in her 1999 release titled "The Funkiness of You".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Netherlands CD maxi
  1. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Airplay Edit) (3:38)
  2. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Trance) (5:11)
  3. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Extended) (5:58)
  4. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Rio) (5:06)
  5. "Get Ready for no Limits" (Murphy's Megamix Part 2) (6:45)
Australian CD maxi
  1. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Airplay Edit)
  2. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Trance)
  3. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Extended)
  4. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Rio)
  5. "Murphy's Megamix Pt 2"
UK CD single
  1. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Airplay Edit) (3:38)
  2. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Rio) (5:06)
  3. "Murphy's Megamix Part 1"
  4. "Get Ready for no Limits" (Murphy's Megamix Part 2) (6:45)
7" single
  1. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Airplay Edit)
  2. "Get Ready for No Limits" (Part 2)
Belgian 12" maxi
  1. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Trance) (5:11)
  2. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Extended) (5:58)
  3. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Extended) (5:58)
  4. "Get Ready for No Limits" (Murphy's Megamix Part 2) (6:45)
Germany 12" maxi
  1. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Trance Remix) (5:11)
  2. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (Extended) (5:58)
  3. "Let the Beat Control Your Body" (X-Out In Rio) (5:06)
  4. "Get Ready for No Limits" (Murphy's Megamix Part 2) (6:45)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic: 2 Unlimited (Biography)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ Mp3skyline.com
  3. ^ a b c d "Let the Beat Control Your Body", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – 2 Unlimited – Let The Beat Control Your Body" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  6. ^ "2 Unlimited singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Irish Single Chart, database Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  8. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1994" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Maximum Overdrive", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  10. ^ ""Let the Beat Control Your Body", UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 

External links[edit]