Gonna Make You Sweat
|Gonna Make You Sweat|
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|Released||December 13, 1990|
|C+C Music Factory chronology|
|Singles from Gonna Make You Sweat|
Gonna Make You Sweat is the debut studio album by production group C+C Music Factory, released in the US on 13 December 1990. Following on the success of contemporaries Black Box and Technotronic, Gonna Make You Sweat was a worldwide smash, reaching number two on the US Billboard 200.
The album's first single, "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," took most of the world by storm, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in February 1991. The song also reached number one on Billboard's Top R&B Singles, Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales as well as number three on the Australian ARIA Singles chart and UK Singles Chart. The song's opening line is frequently played during indoor sporting events as a way of maintaining enthusiasm among the spectators.
The album's follow-up singles also performed well, including the second single, "Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)" as well as the album's third release, "Things That Make You Go Hmmm...," both of which became top five entries on the Billboard Hot 100.
In a contemporary review, Select stated that "For every might tune like the title track, there's an over-long muddled 'What's This Word Called Love?" and "the producers knack of building indestructible House beat is matched only by their inconsistency". The review concluded that the songs were over-long and have trouble sustaining interest."
- "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" – 4:06 (featuring Martha Wash and Freedom Williams)
- "Here We Go, Let's Rock & Roll" – 5:42 (featuring Zelma Davis and Freedom Williams)
- "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." – 5:23 (featuring Deborah Cooper and Freedom Williams)
- "Just a Touch of Love (Everyday)" (Clivillés) – 5:38 (featuring Zelma Davis)
- "A Groove of Love (What's This Word Called Love?)" – 10:00 (featuring Zelma Davis and Freedom Williams)
- "Live Happy" (David Cole) – 7:22 (featuring Zelma Davis)
- "Oooh Baby" (Cole) – 4:53 (featuring David Cole)
- "Let's Get Funkee" (Cole) – 4:29 (featuring Zelma Davis)
- "Givin' It to You" (Cole) – 4:52 (featuring David Cole)
- "Bang That Beat" (Cole, Williams) – 5:35 (featuring Freedom Williams)
- "Shade" – 8:17 (Unlisted track)
- Deborah Cooper*, Zelma Davis*, Martha Wash*, Freedom Williams*, David Cole*, Karen Bernod, Craig Derry, Yolanda Lee, Duran Ramos, Norma Jean Wright – lead* & backing vocals
- Robert Clivillés – keyboards, synthesizers, keyboard & synth programming, percussion, drum programming, backing vocals
- David Cole – keyboards, backing vocals
- Ricky Crespo – keyboards
- Alan Friedman – keyboards, synthesizers, drums, percussion
- Hugh McCracken – harmonica
- Paul Pesco – guitars
- Arranged and produced by David Cole, Robert Clivillés, Freedom Williams and Larry Yasga
- Recorded and engineered by Rodney Ascue, Alec Head, Acar S. Key and Tony Maserati
- Assistant engineers: Paul Berry, Bruce Calder, John Parthum, Steve Wellner
- Mixed by Acar S. Key and Bob Rosa
- "Gonna Make You Sweat - C+C Music Factory - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
- "Robert Christgau: CG: factory". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- Andrew, Harrison (March 1991). "Reviews". Select. p. 68.