Got to Have Your Love

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"Got to Have Your Love"
Mantronix Got to Have Your Love.jpg
Single by Mantronix featuring Wondress
from the album This Should Move Ya
Released December 1989
Format
Recorded 1989
Genre Electro-R&B
Length 8:21
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Mantronix
Mantronix featuring Wondress singles chronology
"Join Me Please"
(1988)
"Got to Have Your Love"
(1989)
"Take Your Time"
(1990)
"Join Me Please"
(1988)
"Got to Have Your Love"
(1989)
"Take Your Time"
(1990)
Music video
"Got to Have Your Love" on YouTube

"Got to Have Your Love" is a song by American old school hip hop/electro funk group Mantronix, featuring vocals from American recording artist Wondress. It was written by band members Bryce Wilson and Kurtis Mantronik along with Johnny D. Rodriguez, and produced by Mantronix.

The song was released by Capitol Records in December 1989 as the lead single from Mantronix's fourth studio album This Should Move Ya (1990). It reached number four in the United Kingdom. It is recognized as the group's signature song.

Song information[edit]

"Got to Have Your Love" was written by Mantronix members Bryce Wilson and Kurtis Mantronik, alongside Johnny D. Rodriguez. Mantronik stated that "When I did 'Got to Have Your Love', I did it for a reason. I did it because I wanted to get a song on the radio."[1]

Critical Reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "Attractive hip/house featuring a melodic and soulful lead vocal by Wondress. Classy stuff."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Got to Have Your Love (Club with Bonus Beats) – 8:23
  2. Got to Have Your Love (Hard to Get Rap) – 2:48
  3. Got to Have Your Love (Luv Dub) – 6:23
  4. Got to Have Your Love (club edit) – 5:25
  5. Got to Have Your Love (instrumental) – 3:36
  6. Got to Have Your Love (radio edit) – 4:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 19
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 15
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 27
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 82
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music-Club Play[10] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[11] 26

Liberty X version[edit]

"Got to Have Your Love"
Liberty X Got to Have Your Love.jpg
Single by Liberty X
from the album Thinking It Over
Released 9 September 2002
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:59
Label V2
Songwriter(s) Bryce "Luvah" Wilson, Kurtis el Khaleel, Johnny D. Rodriguez
Producer(s) Rod Gammons
Liberty X singles chronology
"Just a Little"
(2002)
"Got to Have Your Love"
(2002)
"Holding On for You"
(2002)
"Just a Little"
(2002)
"Got to Have Your Love"
(2002)
"Holding On for You"
(2002)

In 2001, English-Irish pop R&B group Liberty X recorded "Got to Have Your Love" for their debut studio album Thinking It Over (2002). It was one of three tracks to be recorded for the British version of the album, as it did not feature on the original edition, To Those Who Wait.

The song was released worldwide on 9 September 2002 as the fourth single from the album and hit a peak of number two on the UK Singles Chart in its first week, falling just behind Atomic Kitten's "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)". It also charted at number eight in Ireland and number ten in France.

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video was filmed in Silent Waters, Jamaica over a week's period in 2002.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single #1[12]
  1. "Got to Have Your Love" – 3:52
  2. "Get with You" – 3:18
  3. "Good Love" – 4:00
  • UK CD single #2[13]
  1. "Got to Have Your Love" (Jam & Faces Vamp Mix) – 6:08
  2. "Got to Have Your Love" (Kurtis Matronik's 3 Way Action Mix) – 7:22
  3. "Got to Have Your Love" (Shanghai Surprise Mix) – 6:44
  • UK Cassette single[14]
  1. "Got to Have Your Love" – 3:52
  2. "Just a Little" (Urban Radio 1 version) – 4:08
  3. "Everything" – 3:57

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[15] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 39
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
UK Singles Chart[21] 90

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 9 September 2002 CD single, Compact Cassette V2 Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Messin' with Mantronix". cheebadesign.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Previews: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (1990-01-20, page 20. Retrieved 2018-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mantronix feat. Wondress – Got to Have Your Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mantronix feat. Wondress – Got to Have Your Love" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – Mantronix feat. Wondress Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mantronix feat. Wondress – Got to Have Your Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mantronix feat. Wondress – Got to Have Your Love". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mantronix feat. Wondress – Got to Have Your Love". Swiss Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Mantronix: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 166. 
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 375. 
  12. ^ Got to Have Your Love [CD 1]: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  13. ^ Got to Have Your Love [CD 2]: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  14. ^ Got to Have Your Love [CASSETTE]: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Liberty X – Got to Have Your Love" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2002". Irish Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Liberty X – Got to Have Your Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Liberty X – Got to Have Your Love". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "2002 Year-end Charts" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 

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