Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

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"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
Single by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
from the album Let It Loose
B-side "Give It Up"
Released February 1987 (1987-02)
(see release history)
Format CD single
Cassette single
12" vinyl single
7" vinyl single
3" CD single
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:56
Label Epic
Writer(s) Enrique Garcia
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine singles chronology
"Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)"
(1986)
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
(1987)
"Betcha Say That"
(1987)

"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" is a song written by Enrique "Kiki" Garcia and Gloria Estefan, and released by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine in 1987 as the lead single from the album Let It Loose (and the European version of the album Anything for You). It saw a re-release in the UK only in December of 1988, after the October 1988 re-release of Can't Stay Away From You in Europe.

It was their fourth Top 10 (and second Top 5) single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number five. In the UK it took longer for the single to become a hit. First released in June 1987 as the first single from Let It Loose, the song failed to chart; a reissue came in February 1988 after the song featured in Stakeout, and once again the song failed to chart. However, after the success of the following singles, a third reissue in December 1988 just before Christmas made the song a hit. The song finally peaked at #16 in January 1989.

It was sampled in a 1989 Bollywood film, Tridev, in the song "Oye Oye".

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Japan May 2, 1987 (1987-05-02)
Worldwide May 30, 1987 (1987-05-30)
Australia December 1987 (1987-12)
United Kingdom
(Re-issue)
February 1988 (1988-02)

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