Sweat (Kool & the Gang album)

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Studio album by Kool and the Gang
Released 1989
Genre Synth-pop, dance-pop
Length 52:37
Label Mercury
Producer Kool and the Gang, Royal Bayyan, Nick Martinelli, Curtis Williams, Chuckii Booker, George Brown, Charles Smith
Kool and the Gang chronology

Sweat is the eighteenth studio album by the band Kool and the Gang, released in 1989 following a three-year gap between albums. J.T. Taylor and Khalis Bayyan had departed, and this album showed a refocused band.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[2]
Wilson & Alroy 1/5 stars[3]

Ron Wynn of Allmusic called the album "a completely faceless, aimless record…probably the worst album of their career,"[2] while Wilson & Alroy said the song material was "uniformly terrible."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Sweat"   Bayyan 4:22
2. "This Is What a Love Can Do"   Bokowski, Varner 4:13
3. "Never Give Up"   Bellochio, Habeeb 4:42
4. "You Got My Heart on Fire"   Haynes, Williams 6:29
5. "Someday"   Bayyan, Martin 4:58
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Raindrops"   Booker 3:50
2. "In Your Company"   Booker 5:53
3. "I'll Follow You Anywhere"   Gazeley, Scher 5:37
4. "All She Wants to Do Is Dance"   Kortchmar 3:55
5. "How Can I Get Close to You"   Brown, Thomas 4:22
6. "You Are the Meaning of Friend"   Block, Smith 5:06


  1. ^ Kool & The Gang – Sweat at Discogs
  2. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. "Kool & the Gang: Sweat at AllMusic. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b Alroy, John; Wilson, David Bertrand. "Sweat". Kool & the Gang. warr.org. Retrieved 31 October 2011.