I'm Gonna Get You (Bizarre Inc song)

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"I'm Gonna Get You"
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Single by Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown
from the album Energique
Released21 September 1992[1]
Format
Recorded1992[2]
StudioComforts Place Studio
(London, England)
Genre
Length3:23 (Original Flavour Mix Edit)[4]
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 song by the English electronic music group Bizarre Inc, featuring guest lead vocals by English singer Angie Brown. 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]

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.[5] 3 months later the song was a massive hit and was played everywhere. The single peaked on #3 in the UK, being held off reaching #1 by Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and Tasmin Archer's "Sleeping Satellite".

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.[6][7] In 2014, Brown sung the song in an audition for The Voice UK. Though it brought many audience members to their feet,[8] 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".[9][10] He said it was "one of [his] favourite songs and [he] never thought [he] would get to meet the person who sung it".[11] 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.[12]

The fact that Brown had not been selected made the audience and TV viewers furious, with one viewer branding it a "disgrace".[11]

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

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "International smash has just topped U.S. dance charts and is fast gaining ground at crossover radio. 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."[13]

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]

Impact and legacy[edit]

BuzzFeed listed the song at number 20 in their list of The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s in 2017.[15]

Mixmag ranked the song as one of the 30 best songs in their The 30 best vocal house anthems ever list in 2018. They wrote: "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."[16]

Chart performance[edit]

"I'm Gonna Get You" proved a hit on the UK Singles Chart in October 1992, peaking at #3 (later being certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry, for sales in excess of 200,000 copies),[1] and also reached the #3 position on the Dutch Single Top 100 chart 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 dance chart.

Chart (1992-93) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts)[17] 158
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 14
Canada Dance (RPM)[19] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[20] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[23] 3
US Dance Club Songs[24] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 47

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.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Bizarre Inc". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  2. ^ a b c d Energique (booklet). Bizarre Inc. Vinyl Solution / Sony Records. 1992.
  3. ^ Muggs, Joe (23 January 2014). "Let's Fackin' Ave It! 21 diva-house belters that still sound incredible". Fact. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  4. ^ "I'm Gonna Get You - Bizarre Inc. | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  5. ^ Arena, James (2017). Stars of 90's Dance Pop: 29 Hitmakers Discuss Their Careers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc.
  6. ^ "Video gallery: Top Of The Pops – 50 years on Express & Star". Expressandstar.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "Bizarre Inc - I'm Gonna Get You on Top of the Pops". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  8. ^ "The Voice UK 2014: Bizarre Inc's Angie Brown fails audition". Tv.uk.msn.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  9. ^ © Press Association 2014 (February 22, 2014). "Voice hopeful serenades Sir Tom (From The Oxford Times)". Oxfordtimes.co.uk. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  10. ^ "'The Voice': Ex-Musical Star Teresa Vasiliou Serenades Tom Jones". Huffingtonpost.co.uk. February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Caroline Westbrook (February 22, 2014). "The Voice 2014: Viewers erupt in indignation after 90s chart star Angie Brown is rejected by coaches". Metro. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  12. ^ "I'm Gonna Get You isn't enough to win Angie Brown a place on The Voice UK!". Unreality TV. February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  13. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  14. ^ "Energique - Bizarre Inc. - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  15. ^ "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s". BuzzFeed. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "The 30 best vocal house anthems ever". Mixmag. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2015-06-05". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  18. ^ "Bizarre Inc feat. Angie Brown - I'm Gonna Get You" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  19. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  20. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. October 31, 1992. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  21. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know > Search results for Bizarre Inc". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  22. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Bizarre Inc feat. Angie Brown - I'm Gonna Get You" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  23. ^ "Official Charts > Bizarre Inc". The Official UK Chart Company. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  24. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. 16 January 1993. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  25. ^ "The Hot 100 > The Week of April 10, 1993". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  26. ^ "Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Fashionably Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2015.