Get That Love

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"Get That Love"
Thompson-Twins-Get-That-Love.jpg
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Close to the Bone
B-side"Perfect Day"
ReleasedMarch 1987[1]
Format
Genre
Length4:00
LabelArista Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Nothing In Common"
(1986)
"Get That Love"
(1987)
"Long Goodbye"
(1987)

"Get That Love" is a song by the British pop group Thompson Twins, released in 1987 as the lead single from their sixth studio album Close to the Bone. It was written by Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey, and produced by Rupert Hine and Bailey. The single peaked at No. 66 in the UK and spent four weeks in the Top 100.[2] It fared better in America where it reached No. 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[3]

A music video was filmed to promote the single.[4] It was directed by Andy Morahan and was produced by Richard Bell for Vivid Productions.[5][6] It received medium rotation on MTV.[7] The duo also performed the song on the UK TV talk show Wogan.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, Martin Shaw of Record Mirror commented: "A poppy, fonky piece of black slate, summed up by its ponderous brass constructed interlude. Like the Durannies, the Thompson Twins take a ride on the back of the dance explosion and water it down to a whimper."[9] Billboard described "Get That Love" as a "cheerful pop romp" which "seems to signal a swing back to jumpy spontaneity over hi-tech polish".[10] Cash Box picked the single as one of their "feature picks" of March 1987 and described it as a "sparkling pop spectacle", with a "good, solid performance".[11] In a review of Close to the Bone, Fred Dellar of Hi-Fi News & Record Review picked "Get That Love" as one of three tracks that had "the hooks and looks of hits".[12]

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Get That Love" – 4:00
  2. "Perfect Day" – 4:26
12" Single
  1. "Get That Love (Extended version)" – 6:28
  2. "Get That Love (7" version)" – 4:00
  3. "Perfect Day" – 4:26
12" Single (America only
  1. "Get That Love (7" version)" – 3:57
  2. "Perfect Day" – 4:26
  3. "Get That Love (Extended version)" – 6:25
  4. "Get That Love (Dub)" – 6:58
CD Single
  1. "Get That Love (Extended version)" – 6:33
  2. "Perfect Day" – 4:31
  3. "Get That Love (Dub)" – 7:03
  4. "Get That Love (7" version)" – 4:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Bailey – lead vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, associate producer, programming
  • Alannah Currie – percussion, backing vocals, artwork direction
Additional Personnel
  • Rupert Hine – producer
  • Griff Fender, Pikey Butler, The Mint Juleps – backing vocals
  • Stephen W. Tayler – engineer
  • Andie Airfix, Satori – artwork design
  • Carrie Branovan – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
French Singles Chart 10
Canadian Singles Chart[13] 78
UK Singles Chart[2] 66
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thompson Twins". 45cat. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "the-thompson-twins | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Thompson Twins - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Thompson Twins - Get That Love". YouTube. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ ""Get That Love" by The Thompson Twins | Music Video | VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. 1 January 1988. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  6. ^ Billboard magazine - 30 May 1987 - Video Track - page 44
  7. ^ Billboard magazine - 2 May 1987 - MTV Programming - page 47
  8. ^ "Thompson Twins - Get That Love - Wogan Show". YouTube. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  9. ^ Shaw, Martin (14 March 1987). "Singles". Record Mirror.
  10. ^ "Reviews: Singles". Billboard Magazine. 21 March 1987.
  11. ^ "Single releases". Cash Box Magazine. 21 March 1987.
  12. ^ "Hi-fi News & Record Review". 1987.
  13. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 18 September 2017.