Get-A-Way

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"Get-A-Way"
Maxx-get-a-way single.jpg
Single by Maxx
from the album To the Maxximum
B-side "Remix"
Released 27 October 1993
Format
Genre Eurodance, Techno
Length 3:45
Songwriter(s)
  • Dakota O'Neill
  • Dawhite
  • Gary Bokoe
  • George Torpey
  • The Hitman
Producer(s) The Movement
Maxx singles chronology
"Get-A-Way"
(1993)
"No More (I Can't Stand It)"
(1994)

"Get-A-Way"
(1993)
"No More (I Can't Stand It)"
(1994)
Music video
"Get-A-Way" on YouTube

"Get-A-Way" is a Top-10 European hit single recorded by the '90s eurodance duo act Maxx. The single was released in October 1993 as Maxx's debut single.

Background[edit]

"Get-A-Way" originally featured vocals by rapper Gary Bokoe (Gary B.) and singer Samira Besic. The single became a Top-10 European hit upon release in October 1993. For unknown reasons, Besic did not participate further in Maxx beyond recording vocals for "Get-A-Way." A model-dancer named Alice Montana was hired to lip-sync Besic's vocals for the accompanying music video.[1] Singer-songwriter Linda Meek was recruited into the act early in 1994. She quickly became associated with "Get-A-Way," by the media due to her regularly performing the track live in concert and on popular music chart television programs in England and Europe including -- Top of the Pops and Dance Machine.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "This steaming houser has it all: a thumping beat that should get the crippled going, pulsating synthesizers that provide both the slightly ambient melody and the background, and a prominent rap to put the icing on the cake. It definitely has huge international chart potential."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Get-A-Way" became a dancefloor hit in Europe, peaking at No. 11 in Germany,[3] and at No. 5 in the UK, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands. The single also became a Top-10 hit in Switzerland and Norway.[4] "Get-A-Way" was later certified Gold in Germany for selling over 250,000[5] and Silver in the UK for selling over 200,000 units.[6] By mid-1994, the single reached a total of 1.1 million in European commercial sales.[7]

Track listings[edit]

CD Maxi-single (Europe, 1993)
  1. "Get-A-Way" (Airplay Mix) - 3:45
  2. "Get-A-Way" (Club Mix) - 5:35
  3. "Get-A-Way" (Twilight Mix) - 5:33
  4. "Get-A-Way" (Get In Trance Mix) - 4:49
CD Maxi-single - Remix (Europe, 1994)
  1. "Get-A-Way" (2AM Club Mix) - 5:21
  2. "Get-A-Way" (Piano Remix) - 4:59
  3. "Get-A-Way" (Naked Eye Radio Mix) - 4:01

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eliz Yavuz". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Music & Media: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Charts.de: Top 100 Single (February 28, 1994)". Media Control. Charts.at. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Maxx: Get-A-Away". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Maxx)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Germany: Hitmakers '94". Billboard Magazine. 1994-12-03. Retrieved 2016-07-29. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Get-A-Way", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  9. ^ Belgian peak Archived 2012-04-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Canadian dance peak
  11. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World Section, April 16, 1994
  12. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  13. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World Section, April 9, 1994
  14. ^ "Charts.de: Maxx (Singles)" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  15. ^ Search for Ireland peak positions Archived January 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40: Maxx". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Maxx – Get-A-Way" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 (24 April 1994-28 May 1994 )". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-07. 

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