I Can't Stand It!

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"I Can't Stand It!"
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Single by Twenty 4 Seven
from the album Street Moves
Released 1989
Format CD single
CD maxi
12" maxi
Recorded 1989
Genre Hip house, Hip-hop, Euro-house
Length 4:05 (Radio Version)
Label Freaky Records, BCM Records, Central Station
Songwriter(s) Twenty 4 Seven
Ruud van Rijen
Producer(s) Twenty 4 Seven
Ruud van Rijen
Twenty 4 Seven singles chronology
"I Can't Stand It!"
"Are You Dreaming?"
"I Can't Stand It"
"Are You Dreaming?"
Music video
"I Can't Stand It" on YouTube

"I Can't Stand It!" is the song recorded by the Dutch dance artist Twenty 4 Seven. It was released in late 1989, as the first single for the debut studio album Street Moves. The first version of the song featured MC Fixxit on lead raps, but was re-done by Captain Hollywood after he left the group. This version (as well as the first) featured Dutch vocalist Nancy Coolen and rappers Hanks and Jacks. The single reached number 7 in the UK Charts. It was released all over European countries, particularly the Netherlands where it reached 17 in the Dutch Charts. Twenty 4th Street is the name used in North America for Twenty 4 Seven, apparently for legal reasons.

Track listing[edit]

CD Mini
  1. "I Can't Stand It!" (Original Single Version) — 4:09
  2. "I Can't Stand It!" (Hip House Single Version) — 3:59
  3. "I Can't Stand It!" (12 Club Mix) — 6:33
  4. "I Can't Stand It!" (12 Hip House Remix) — 6:02

CD maxi[edit]

UK & Europe
  1. "I Can't Stand It!" (Radio Version) — 4:05
  2. "I Can't Stand It!" (Hip House Remix) — 6:10
  3. "I Can't Stand It!" (Long Instrumental) — 6:10
UK & Europe
CD maxi
  1. "I Can't Stand It!" (Radio Remix) — 3:35
  2. "I Can't Stand It!" (Club Remix) — 9:35
  3. "I Can't Stand It!" (Dub Mix) — 6:40

Vinyl 12"[edit]

  1. "I Can't Stand It!" (Original Version) — 4:09
  2. "I Can't Stand It!" (Hip House Version) — 3:59
  3. "I Can't Stand It!" (12 Club Mix) — 6:33
  4. "I Can't Stand It!" (12 Hip House Remix) — 6:02
Vinyl 12"
  1. "I Can't Stand It!" (Club Mix) — 9:35
  2. "I Can't Stand It!" (Hip House Mix) — 6:10

Music video[edit]

The official video of I Can't Stand It.

There were two different music videos for the single albeit had the same setting (set outside a church with a Cadillac parked in front of it). The original hip-house version features Fixxit, Coolen and the dancers along with additional female dancers. When it later released internationally as a single it was redone with Hollywood as the featured rapper in place of Fixxit. Even the scene where the Cadillac's owner pushed aside the rappers was altered; Fixxit riding off in a bike, Hollywood in a car in need of gasoline. The video's song and message also featured the image and quotes of Nelson Mandela flashing in the song break.


Chart (1990/1991) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 2
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[2] 38
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 1
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 7
France (SNEP)[3] 39
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 3
Italy (FIMI)[5] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 24
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 17
New Zealand (Recording Industry Association of New Zealand)[8] 22
Spain (AFYVE)[1] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 2
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[2] 7
Chart (1991) Peak
United States Hot Dance Club Play[11] 1 44
  • 1 "Twenty 4th Street" - I Can't Stand It!. –

Year-end chart[edit]

Chart (1990/1991) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[12] 30
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[13] 38
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 45
France (SNEP)[14] 44
Germany (Media Control Charts) [15] 100
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 81
New Zealand (Recording Industry Association of New Zealand)[17] 22
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [18] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 20
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[2] 69


Country Certification Date Sales certified[3]
Germany (BVMI)[4] Gold 1990 10,000
Italy (FIMI) Gold 1992 30,000
Spain (PROMUSICAE) Gold 1991 20,000


  1. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Certification for every country in the world" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (pdf) on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('I Can't Stand It!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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