I'm Gonna Get You (Bizarre Inc song)

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"I'm Gonna Get You"
I'm gonna get you bizarre inc.jpg
Single by Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown
from the album Energique
Released21 September 1992[1]
Recorded1992[2]
StudioComforts Place (London, England)
Genre
Length
  • 3:23 (Original Flavour Mix Edit)[3]
  • 5:18 (Original Flavour Mix)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Andy Meecham
  • Dean Meredith
  • Carl Turner
  • Toni Colandreo[2]
Producer(s)
  • Alan Scott
  • Bizarre Inc[2]
Bizarre Inc singles chronology
"Playing with Knives"
(1991)
"I'm Gonna Get You"
(1992)
"Took My Love"
(1993)
Music video
"I'm Gonna Get You" on YouTube
Angie Brown singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Get You"
(1992)
"Took My Love"
(1993)

"I'm Gonna Get You" is a 1992 song by the English electronic music group Bizarre Inc, featuring collaborative lead vocals by English singer Angie Brown.[4] It was the second single from Bizarre Inc's second studio album, Energique (1992). It contains lyrics from the Jocelyn Brown song "Love's Gonna Get You", and a sample from "Brass Disk" by Dupree.[2] "I'm Gonna Get You" proved to be a hit on the UK Singles Chart in October 1992, peaking at number three and later being certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 200,000 copies,[5] and it also reached the number-three position in the Netherlands in January 1993. The track failed to reach the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100 but did top the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart as well as the Canadian RPM Dance chart.

Background[edit]

English singer and songwriter Angie Brown was introduced to Bizarre Inc through her agent and was asked to do some session work with them. The group asked her to sing like Jocelyn Brown, and instead of using a very expensive sample from Jocelyn Brown's song they wanted Angie Brown to re-sing the song. She nailed it in about 20 minutes, but didn't expect the song to perform so well from a commercial perspective. At that time house music was a new territory to her.[6] 3 months later the song was a massive hit and was played everywhere.

Live performances[edit]

Top of the Pops and The Voice UK[edit]

"I'm Gonna Get You" was performed on Top of the Pops in 1992.[7][8] In 2014, Brown sung the song in an audition for The Voice UK. Though it brought many audience members to their feet,[9] none of the judges turned around even though will.i.am noted that the song had inspired part of the Black Eyed Peas track "Boom Boom Pow".[10][11] He said it was "one of [his] favourite songs and [he] never thought [he] would get to meet the person who sung it".[12] He elaborated:

Why is that important to me? Because we were recording "Boom Boom Pow" and we were coming up with a bridge part and I was like "Fergie, have you heard this song? You have to do it like this!" I played your song for the power on that section. I never thought I was going to meet you one day.[13]

The fact that Brown had not been selected made the audience and TV viewers furious, with one viewer branding it a "disgrace".[12]

A young Britney Spears also performed a cover version of the song during her time on the Mickey Mouse Club.

Critical reception[edit]

Ned Raggett of AllMusic called the song a "noted smash, with great diva vocals from Angie Brown (one of her earliest star turns) and a simple but still sweeping string section reminiscent of disco's orchestrations at their best".[14] Larry Flick from Billboard wrote that "fabrication of Jocelyn Brown's dance nugget "Love's Gonna Get You" is steeped in rave sensibilities without sacrificing commercial appeal. Added potential comes via Angie Brown, who gives the U.K. act a marketable face. Maddeningly catchy chorus will likely spark a successful foray into the top 40."[15] Marisa Fox from Entertainment Weekly noted that the trio "layers bass-heavy rhythms under warm disco choruses, making butt-burning dance music, not teen-bleep techno." She also added that "Giorgio Moroder would surely be proud."[16] James Hamilton from Music Week's RM Dance Update stated that "the Stafford based trio go back to the classic 1979/81 disco sound for this soulful [track]".[17] Rupert Howe from Select wrote that "the evergreen sound of the New York underground has captured the Bizarre imagination. The raw, fingers-down-a-blackboard racket of ravecore has been replaced by the finger-snapping swing of NY giant Todd Terry with new tracks like the garage style 'I'm Gonna Get You'."[18] Josh Baines from Vice noted the song as "great".[19]

Chart performance[edit]

"I'm Gonna Get You" was a major hit on the charts on several continents. It managed to peak at number-one on both the RPM Dance/Urban Chart in Canada and the Billboard Dance Club Songs in the United States. In Europe, it climbed into the Top 10 in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In the latter, the single peaked at number 3 in its fourth week at the UK Singles Chart, on October 18, 1992.[20] It was held off reaching number-one by Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and Tasmin Archer's "Sleeping Satellite". Additionally, it was a Top 20 hit in Belgium and Ireland, as well as on the Eurochart Hot 100, where it hit number 19. Outside Europe, "I'm Gonna Get You" also peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number 158 in Australia. It was awarded with a silver record in the UK, after 200,000 singles were sold there.

Music video[edit]

A music video was made to accompany the song. It was published on YouTube in August 2013. By September 2020, the video had more than 4,3 million views.[21]

Impact and legacy[edit]

Porcys listed the song at number 75 in their ranking of "100 Singles 1990-1999" in 2012, adding, "Well, why do I think it's such a good job? Firstly, the level of energy produced for over five minutes does not settle down even for a second. Secondly, samples straight from Joselyn Brown are used in a thoughtful and extremely catchy way. Thirdly, Angie Brown's vocals cause chills around the third cervical vertebra. It is more than a confession, it is a musical expression of female stubbornness and an offer that cannot be rejected."[22]

Fact put "I'm Gonna Get You" at number-one in their list of "21 diva-house belters that still sound incredible" in 2014.[23]

BuzzFeed listed the song at number 20 in their list of "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s" in 2017.[24]

Mixmag ranked the song as one of the 30 best songs in their "The 30 best vocal house anthems ever" list in 2018, noting, "With its call and response lyrics, electrifying piano line and shining rave sensibilities, this one's still a certified banger! It hits like a shot of liquid serotonin in the dance, with the assertive tone of Brown’s vocals grabbing dancefloors by the scruff of the neck and thrusting them into overdrive."[25] And in 2019, "I'm Gonna Get You" was included in their ranking of The 20 best diva house tracks.[26]

Track listing[edit]

7" single, The Netherlands (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Gonna Get You" (Original Flavour Mix)3:19
2."I'm Gonna Get You" (Tee's Freeze Mix)4:10
12" single, Europe (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Gonna Get You" (Original Flavour Mix)5:18
2."I'm Gonna Get You" (Todd's Rubber Dub)5:22
3."I'm Gonna Get You" (Sure Is Pure Remix)6:40
4."I'm Gonna Get You" (Sure Is Pure Golden Dub)3:19
CD single, UK (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Gonna Get You" (Original Flavour Mix) (Radio Edit)3:22
2."I'm Gonna Get You" (Original Flavour Mix)5:19
3."I'm Gonna Get You" (Todd's Rubber Dub)5:24
4."I'm Gonna Get You" (Tee's Freeze Mix) (Edit)4:12
5."I'm Gonna Get You" (Sure Is Pure Remix)8:41
6."I'm Gonna Get You" (Sure Is Pure Golden Dub)8:09
7."I'm Gonna Get You" (Tee's Beats)4:46
CD maxi, Germany (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Gonna Get You" (Original Flavour Mix)5:18
2."I'm Gonna Get You" (Todd's Rubber Dub)5:22
3."I'm Gonna Get You" (Sure Is Pure Remix)6:40
4."I'm Gonna Get You" (Sure Is Pure Golden Dub)3:19

Charts and certifications[edit]

Dave Audé version[edit]

Dave Audé with vocals by Jessica Sutta interpolated the song in 2015, writing and adding brand new verses. It charted at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs.[44]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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