Let It Loose (album)

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Let It Loose/Anything for You
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Studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
Released June 2, 1987
Recorded Autumn 1986-Spring 1987
Studio Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Pop
Length 38:09
Label Epic
Producer Emilio & The Jerks
(Emilio Estefan, Jr.)
(Lawrence Dermer)
(Joe Galdo)
(Rafael Vigil)
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine chronology
Primitive Love
(1985)Primitive Love1985
Let It Loose / Anything for You
(1987/1988)
Cuts Both Ways
(1989)Cuts Both Ways1989
Singles from Let It Loose/Anything for You
  1. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
    Released: May 1987
  2. "Betcha Say That"
    Released: September 1, 1987
  3. "Can't Stay Away from You"
    Released: November 10, 1987
  4. "Anything for You"
    Released: March 1988
  5. "1-2-3"
    Released: June 14, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Let It Loose/Anything for You is the 10th studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, released in 1987. It is the first studio album credited to Estefan as a solo artist, but is her 10th album overall including her work with Miami Sound Machine. The album was re-released under a new title Anything for You and new cover art in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, starting in October 1988 through early 1989.

Track listing[edit]

Let It Loose (1987)[edit]

Worldwide LP, CD & Cassette Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away from You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
7. "Love Toy" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
8. "I Want You So Bad" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
9. "1-2-3" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
10. "Anything for You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:41

Anything For You (1988)[edit]

Europe, U.K., South Africa LP & Cassette Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away from You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
7. "Love Toy" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
8. "I Want You So Bad" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
9. "1-2-3" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
10. "Anything for You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:41

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[14] Gold 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[15] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 1, 1987). "Consumer Guide: Let It Loose". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01.
  3. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Latin Pop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let it Loose" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  15. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987–1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Miami Sound Machine/Gloria Estefan – Anything for You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Anything for You in the search field and then press Enter.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Let It Loose". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
A New Flame by Simply Red
UK number one album
March 25, 1989 – March 31, 1989
Succeeded by
Like a Prayer by Madonna