Gonna Make You Sweat

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Gonna Make You Sweat
Gonna Make You Sweat (cover).jpg
Studio album by C+C Music Factory
Released December 13, 1990
Recorded 1990
Length 66:17
Label Columbia
Producer David Cole, Robert Clivillés, Freedom Williams, Larry Yasga
C+C Music Factory chronology
Gonna Make You Sweat
Anything Goes!
Singles from Gonna Make You Sweat
  1. "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
    Released: November 18, 1990
  2. "Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)"
    Released: March 3, 1991
  3. "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."
    Released: June 23, 1991
  4. "Just a Touch of Love"
    Released: August 15, 1991
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Gonna Make You Sweat is the first studio album by production group C+C Music Factory. The album was released in the US on 13 December 1990 (see 1990 in music).

The album was released during the rise of new jack swing & house to commercial acceptance throughout Europe and North America. Following on the success of contemporaries Black Box and Technotronic, Gonna Make You Sweat was a worldwide smash, reaching number two on the 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 Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in February 1991 (see 1991 in music). 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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams except where indicated.

  1. "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" – 4:06
  2. "Here We Go, Let's Rock & Roll" – 5:42
  3. "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." – 5:23
  4. "Just a Touch of Love (Everyday)" (Clivillés) – 5:38
  5. "A Groove of Love (What's This Word Called Love?)" – 10:00
  6. "Live Happy" (David Cole) – 7:22
  7. "Oooh Baby" (Cole) – 4:53
  8. "Let's Get Funkee" (Cole) – 4:29
  9. "Givin' It to You" (Cole) – 4:52
  10. "Bang That Beat" (Cole, Williams) – 5:35
  11. "Shade" – 8:17
    • Unlisted track


  • Victoria Clamp, Zelma Davis*, Craig Derry, Yolanda Lee, Duran Ramos, Martha Wash*, Freedom Williams*, Norma Jean Wright - lead & backing Vocals
  • Robert Clivilles* - keyboards, synthesizers, keyboard & synth Programming, percussion, drum programming, backing Vocal
  • David Cole - keyboards, backing vocal
  • Ricky Crespo - keyboards
  • Alan Friedman - keyboards, synthesizers, drums, percussion
  • Hugh McCracken - harmonica
  • Paul Pesco - guitars

* indicate band members as of 1989


  • Arranged & Produced By David Cole, Robert Clivilles, Freedom Williams & Larry Yasga
  • Recorded & Engineered By Rodney Ascue, Alec Head, Acar S. Key & Tony Maserati
  • Assistant Engineers: Paul Berry, Bruce Calder, John Parthum, Steve Wellner
  • Mixed By Acar S. Key & Bob Rosa


  • The main voice sample for the track "Shade" ("We're not going to be shady, just fierce") comes from the movie Paris Is Burning.