Get Down (You're the One for Me)

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"Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
Get Down (You're the One for Me) (Backstreet Boys single - cover art).png
International CD single cover
Single by Backstreet Boys featuring Smooth T.
from the album Backstreet Boys
B-side "Album Medley (Backstreet Boys Present…)"
Released April 30, 1996 (International)
Recorded 1995-96 Matiz Studios
(Hamburg, Germany)
Genre Teen pop, dance-pop, hip hop
Length 3:52
Label Jive Records
Songwriter(s) Bülent Aris, Smooth T
Backstreet Boys international singles chronology
"I'll Never Break Your Heart"
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"Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
(1996)
"Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"
(1996)

"Get Down (You're the One for Me)" is a song by American boy band Backstreet Boys. It was released on April 30, 1996 as the third single from their international self-titled debut album. It was later included on their U.S. debut album as well.

In some countries "Get Down" was released as their debut single. The song features a rap with the first verse by Smooth T. of the group Fun Factory, and the second by band member AJ McLean. When performed live, other than a few isolated cases in which Smooth T. was able to join the band, McLean raps alternate lyrics during Smooth T.'s verse. The alternate first rap verse was recorded for the song, and was used in the Markus Plastik Vocal Remix of the song is: "So get ready - ready for the flavor we are bringin' / It's time I set it off and get your body swingin' / When we're alone, girl, I wanna push up / Can I get it? (yeah!) Everybody throw your hands up."

The song was premiered on the German music program, Radio Regenbogen, on February 17, 1996 in front of a live audience. The song won a MTV Europe Video Music award.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK
CD1
  1. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [LP Edit - No Rap] - 3:33
  2. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Dezign Radio I] - 3:58
  3. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [CL Vocal Journey Radio Edit] - 4:21
  4. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Markus Plastik Vocal Radio Edit] - 4:02
  5. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Dezign Dub Radio Edit] - 5:11
CD2
  1. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [LP Edit - No Rap] - 3:33
  2. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Dezign Radio II] - 3:53
  3. "Album Medley (Backstreet Boys Present…)" - 6:57
  • Germany
CD1
  1. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [LP Version] - 3:52
  2. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [DEZIGN Radio Edit II] - 3:53
CD2 & Picture Disc Vinyl 12"
  1. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Smokin Beats Club Mix] - 7:14
  2. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Blue Haired Beats] - 7:56
  3. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Smokin Beats Dub] - 5:13
  4. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [DEZIGN Dub] - 7:04

Music video[edit]

In the music video the band sings and dances on the illuminated white top of a half-disco ball while inside a second disco ball, the individual panels of which each contains one or two people dancing to the song. Smooth T. appears and hovers above the band during his rap. The video was directed by Alan Calzatti. The filming of the video was done in April 1996.

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Produced By Bülent Aris and Toni Cottura
  • Vocal Recording By Hakan Wollard at Matiz Studios, Hamburg, Germany
  • Rap - Smooth T. of Fun Factory
  • All Instruments Programmed By Bülent Aris and Toni Cottura

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
1996 MTV Europe Video Music Awards MTV Select: Get Down (You're the One For Me) Won[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996–97) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 44
Austrian Singles Chart 4
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 5
Belgian (Walonia) Singles Chart 5
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 39
Dutch Singles Chart 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[2] 8
Finnish Singles Chart 18
French Singles Chart 15
German Singles Chart[2] 5
Irish Singles Chart 19
Latvian Singles Chart[3] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 34
Swedish Singles Chart 17
Swiss Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart 14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 35
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[5] 45
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[6] 47
Dutch Singles Chart[7] 50
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[8] 52
French Singles Chart[9] 73
German Singles Chart[10] 29
Swiss Singles Chart[11] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard 10 Nov 2001". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 113 (45): 50. November 10, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Billboard 27 Jul 1996". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 108 (30): 58. July 27, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "M-1 TOP 40". M-1.fm. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ 1996 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  5. ^ 1996 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived October 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  6. ^ 1996 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived October 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ url=http://books.google.ca/books?id=wQ4EAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1
  9. ^ 1996 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  10. ^ 1996 German Singles Chart [1]. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  11. ^ 1996 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived October 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)

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