Let's Go Bang

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Let's Go Bang
Jennifer Love Hewitt Let's Go Bang.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)
ProducerAngelo Montrone
Jennifer Love Hewitt chronology
Love Songs
Let's Go Bang
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Singles from Let's Go Bang
  1. "Let's Go Bang"
    Released: July 12, 1995
  2. "Couldn't Find Another Man"
    Released: October 11, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Let's Go Bang is the second studio album by American actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt.

It was released by Atlantic Records on September 12, 1995. It is also the first Hewitt album distributed by Atlantic. The producer, Angelo Montrone, had "noticed her talents" and brought her to the attention of then CEO of Atlantic Records, Doug Morris who then signed her.[citation needed] The album was received with enthusiasm by several program directors at pop radio, however, with the departure of Doug Morris from Atlantic in 1995 the plans for promotion were canceled which led to the album's commercial failure, failing to chart on the US Billboard 200.

The album features contributions from Pino Palladino, Steve Ferrone, John Robinson, and Harvey Mason.

One of the album's tracks, "Free to Be a Woman", written by Hewitt and Angelo Montrone, would go on to become the theme song for the series The Modern Girl, that aired on the Style Network.

The album has been praised since its release mostly because of the LP's rich infusion of new jack swing, house, quiet storm, disco, spoken word, jazz, acoustic and new age into Hewitt's musical input.

Track listing[edit]

1."Kiss Away from Heaven"Peter Bliss, Angelo Montrone4:24
2."Let's Go Bang"Goldmark, Lyter, Roberts5:00
3."The Difference Between Us"Camus Celli, Holland, Andres Levin5:03
4."Couldn't Find Another Man"Montrone4:44
5."You Make Me Smile"Desmond, Toppano4:11
6."In Another Life"Gold, Lorber, Prestopino4:37
7."The Garden"Montrone0:22
8."Can't Stand in the Way of Love"Cohen, Levine3:53
9."Free to Be a Woman"Jennifer Love Hewitt, Montrone4:09
10."Everywhere I Go"Pomerantz, Smith, Stober4:12
11."Don't Turn Your Head Away"Kaye, Montrone4:31
12."Baby I'm-a Want You"David Gates3:43


Additional musicians
  • Hugh McCracken – electric guitar
  • Paul Pesco – electric guitar
  • Michael Thompson – electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic guitar
  • Peter Bliss – guitar
  • John Robinson – drums, hi-hat
  • Harvey Mason – drums, snare drums
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • Ricky Lawson – drums
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Freddie Washington – bass
  • Danny Wilensky – saxophone
  • Carol Steele – percussion, handclapping, cowbell
  • Sheila E. – percussion
  • Ben Wittman – percussion
  • Diva Gray – backing vocals
  • Rosa Russ – backing vocals
  • Vaneese Thomas – backing vocals
  • Bill Meyers – conductor
  • Steve Richards – cello
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Armen Ksadjikian – cello
  • Daniel Smith – cello
  • Karen Jones – violin
  • Peter Kent – violin
  • Endre Granat – violin
  • Denyse Buffum – viola
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Berj Garabedian – violin
  • Harris Goldman – violin
  • Sheldon Sanov – violin
  • Mark Sazer – violin
  • Haim Shtrum – violin
  • Robert Peterson – violin
  • Rachel Robinson – violin
  • Valerie Vigoda - violin


For many years, audiences misinterpreted the meaning of going to “bang” and mistook it as a sexual innuendo.

In a 2005 interview with Maxim, Hewitt was asked to elaborate on the meaning of the song: “It was supposed to be this dance called the “Bang”, and the song never hit so we never came up with the dance. Everybody just thought I was a really dirty 16-year-old.”[2]


  • Producer: Angelo Montrone
  • Executive producer: Doug Morris
  • Engineers: Michael O'Reilly, Al Schmitt, Steve Sykes, Steve Boyer, Matt Curry, Joe Ferla, Dan Gellert, Michael Wallace
  • Vocals engineered by: Scott Sebring
  • Assistant engineers: Scott Austin, John Hendrickson, Alvaro Alencar, Jerome Chaulin, Peter Doell, Tony Gonzales, Jay Militscher, Rory Romano, Michael Wallace
  • Mixing: Ray Bardani, Michael O'Reilly, Al Schmitt
  • Mixing assistant: Matt Curry
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Keyboard programming: Angelo Montrone
  • Rhythm programming: Angelo Montrone
  • String arrangements: Bill Meyers
  • Bass arrangement: Angelo Montrone, Michael O'Reilly
  • Production coordination: Jill Dell'Abate
  • Art direction: Liz Barrett
  • Photography: Albert Sanchez


  1. ^ Let's Go Bang at AllMusic
  2. ^ David, Anna (March 2005). "Love Of The Game". Maxim Magazine. 87: 150.