I'm Gonna Get You (Bizarre Inc song)
|"I'm Gonna Get You"|
|Single by Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown|
|from the album Energique|
|Released||21 September 1992|
|Studio||Comforts Place Studio|
|Length||3:23 (Original Flavour Mix Edit)|
5:18 (Original Flavour Mix)
|Bizarre Inc singles chronology|
|Angie Brown singles chronology|
"I'm Gonna Get You" is a song by the English electronic music group Bizarre Inc, featuring collaborative 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.
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. 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".
Top of the Pops and The Voice UK
"I'm Gonna Get You" was performed on Top of the Pops in 1992. In 2014, Brown sung the song in an audition for The Voice UK. Though it brought many audience members to their feet, 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". He said it was "one of [his] favourite songs and [he] never thought [he] would get to meet the person who sung it". 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.
The fact that Brown had not been selected made the audience and TV viewers furious, with one viewer branding it a "disgrace".
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."
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".
Impact and legacy
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." And in 2019, "I'm Gonna Get You" was included in their ranking of The 20 best diva house tracks.
"I'm Gonna Get You" proved 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, 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.
Dave Audé version
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