You're Gonna Get Rocked! (song)

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"You're Gonna Get Rocked!"
Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album La Toya
Released 1988
Format 7", 12", and 3" CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Breakbeat, hip hop
Length 3:55 (Single version)
5:00 (Album version)
Label Teldec Records, RCA Records
Producer(s) Full Force
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"(Tell Me) She Means Nothing To You At All"
(1988)
"You're Gonna Get Rocked!"
(1988)
"Such a Wicked Love"
(1988)
Alternative cover
U.S. 12" Cover

"You're Gonna Get Rocked!" is a song by American singer La Toya Jackson, taken from her 1988 album La Toya. The single, produced by popular hip hop hitmakers Full Force, was among her most successful.

Song information[edit]

The single was released throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada. It peaked at #103, barely missing the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #90 in the United Kingdom,[1] #82 in the Netherlands and #42 in New Zealand. The B-side of the single was the album track "Does It Really Matter".

"You're Gonna Get Rocked!" is the third of four songs by La Toya Jackson to have an accompanying music video. The clip was directed by Greg Gold and was released in October 1988.[2] A huge promotion campaign followed in the fall of 1988, with Jackson performing the song live on many different TV shows worldwide.

The track samples James Brown's "Funky President". The Miami News reviewed the song as having a "heavy funk beat" that does "grind to a fierce rhythm track."[3]

Notable live performances[edit]

Jackson performed "You're Gonna Get Rocked" on the German TV shows Eurotops and Extratour, on the Dutch program "Countdown", in Caracas for Venezuelan television, and in her September 1989 live pay-per-view concert at Bally's Reno.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
New Zealand Singles Chart 42[4]
Dutch Top 40 82[5]
UK Singles Chart 90
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 3
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 66
Belgium 35[6]

Versions[edit]

  • Album version
  • Radio edit
  • Single version
  • 12" remix
  • 7" edit
  • Extended version
  • Bonus beats
  • Dub
  • Full Force Hard-Core Mix
  • Full Force "Get Busy" Mix

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK chart position retrieved on July 28, 2007
  2. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "LaToya Jackson (You're gonna get rocked)". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Tarradell, Mario. La Toya struggles in Michael's shadow The Miami News Nov 26, 1988
  4. ^ Hitparade.ch
  5. ^ Hitparade.ch
  6. ^ Hitparade.ch