Let It Loose (album)

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Let It Loose/Anything for You
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Studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
Released June 2, 1987
Recorded Autumn 1986-Spring 1987
Studio Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Pop
Length 38:09
Label Epic
Producer Emilio & The Jerks
(Emilio Estefan, Jr.)
(Lawrence Dermer)
(Joe Galdo)
(Rafael Vigil)
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine chronology
Primitive Love
(1985)
Let It Loose / Anything for You
(1987/1988)
Cuts Both Ways
(1989)
Singles from Let It Loose/Anything for You
  1. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
    Released: May 1987
  2. "Betcha Say That"
    Released: September 1, 1987
  3. "Can't Stay Away from You"
    Released: November 10, 1987
  4. "Anything for You"
    Released: March 1988
  5. "1-2-3"
    Released: June 14, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Let It Loose/Anything for You is the 10th studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, released in 1987. It is the first studio album credited to Estefan as a solo artist, but is her 10th album overall including her work with Miami Sound Machine. The album was re-released under a new title Anything for You and new cover art in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, starting in October 1988 through early 1989.

Track listing[edit]

Let It Loose (1987)[edit]

Worldwide LP, CD & Cassette Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away from You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
7. "Love Toy" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
8. "I Want You So Bad" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
9. "1-2-3" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
10. "Anything for You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:41

Anything For You (1988)[edit]

Europe, U.K., South Africa LP & Cassette Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away from You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
7. "Love Toy" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
8. "I Want You So Bad" Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
9. "1-2-3" Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
10. "Anything for You" Gloria M. Estefan 3:41

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[14] Gold 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[15] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 1, 1987). "Consumer Guide: Let It Loose". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01.
  3. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Albums for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let it Loose" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  15. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987–1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Miami Sound Machine/Gloria Estefan – Anything for You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Anything for You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Let It Loose". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
A New Flame by Simply Red
UK number one album
March 25, 1989 – March 31, 1989
Succeeded by
Like a Prayer by Madonna