Get Loose (album)

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Get Loose
Get Loose.jpg
Studio album by Evelyn King
Released August 11, 1982
Recorded 1981–82
Genre R&B, post-disco, funk[1]
Length 64:22
Label RCA
Producer Morrie Brown, Kashif, Paul Lawrence Jones III
Evelyn King chronology
I'm in Love
(1981)I'm in Love1981
Get Loose
Face to Face
(1983)Face to Face1983
Singles from Get Loose
  1. "Love Come Down"
    Released: July 1982
  2. "Betcha She Don't Love You"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Back to Love"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Get Loose"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B- [2]
BBC (positive) [3]
Stereo Review (negative) [4]

Get Loose is the fifth studio album by American singer Evelyn King, released on the RCA label in August 11, 1982. It was produced by Morrie Brown, Kashif and Paul Lawrence Jones III.


The album peaked at number-one on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #27 on the Billboard 200. It produced the hit singles "Love Come Down", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Back to Love", and "Get Loose". The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records and Sony Music Legacy.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Come Down" Kashif 6:08
2. "I Can't Stand It" Paul Lawrence Jones III 4:05
3. "Betcha She Don't Love You" Kashif 5:05
4. "Get Loose" Paul Lawrence Jones III 4:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Back to Love" Kashif 5:17
6. "Stop That" Paul Lawrence Jones III 6:37
7. "Get Up off Your Love" Paul Lawrence Jones III, Arthur "Sonny" Moore 4:38
8. "I'm Just Warmin' Up" Barbara Wyrick 4:36


P.G. of Stereo Review complimented the sound quality, calling it "good" but was disenchanted with the album's content and felt its success was "[an] indication of the pitifully limited taste of youngsters addicted to junk music. The heavy beat, underscoring such lyrics as 'Ooh, you make my love come down,' is supposed to incite a desire to dance, but this treatment is about as exciting as an unwashed sock. Both the tunes and lyrics (if you can call them that) sound as if they were written by a computer programmed to churn out mindless cliches. She is good enough to make me almost like the better items here, Betcha She Don't Love You, Stop That, I'm Just Warmin' Up. Otherwise listening to this album is like being trapped inside one of those portable noise machines that culturally stunted kids tote through the streets. Performance: too programmed, recording: Good."[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 27
U.S. Billboard Top Black LPs 1
Year Single Peak chart positions


1982 "Love Come Down" 17 1 1
"Betcha She Don't Love You" 49 2
1983 "Get Loose" 61

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kantor, Justin. Get Loose > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Get Loose > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ Easlea, Daryl. "Get Loose > review". BBC. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ a b G., P. (1983). "Reviews". Stereo Review. CBS Magazines. 48: 176. 
  5. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Evelyn "Champagne" King". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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