Let the Beat Hit 'Em

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"Let the Beat Hit 'Em"
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Single by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
from the album Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen
Released 1991
Format CD single, 7" single
Recorded 1991
Genre R&B
Length 4:38
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Robert Clivillés
Producer(s) David Cole, Robert Clivillés
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam singles chronology
"Kiss the Tears Away"
"Let the Beat Hit 'Em"
"Where Were You When I Needed You"
"Kiss the Tears Away"
"Let the Beat Hit 'Em"
"Where Were You When I Needed You"
Music video
"Let the Beat Hit 'Em" on YouTube

"Let the Beat Hit 'Em" is the title of a number-one R&B single by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam from their 1991 album Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen. The song spent one week at number-one on the US R&B chart (September 14, 1991), reaching #37 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] On the US dance charts, "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" was the third and final number one for the group.[2] One year later, a Dutch duo produced a 3:40 long remix. There is also an unrelated song with the same title which has appeared in Konami's various Bemani music games.

The song was sampled on the track "Too Much of a Good Thing" from Kylie Minogue's 1991 album Let's Get To It and on the 2005 track "Glücklich" by Heiko & Maiko.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marcus Nispel and is in black/white.

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" single
  1. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (radio mix 1) — 4:38
  2. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (5 minute house version) — 5:02
  • US 12" Original Release (656950-5)
  1. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (The Brand New Super Pumped-Up C&C Vocal Club Mix) - 7:28
  2. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (Radio Mix 1) - 4:38
  3. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (5 Minute House Version) - 5:02
  • US 12" #2 (657393-6)
  1. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (Paradise Garage Club Mix) - 7:03
  2. "Let The Beat Hit 'Em" (5 Minute House Mix) - 5:02
  3. "Let The Beat Hit 'Em" (The Pop Radio Edit) - 4:00


Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Dance (RPM)[3] 1
Dutch Mega Top 100[4] 30
French SNEP Singles Chart[4] 36
UK Singles Chart 17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 37
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 354. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 157. 
  3. ^ Canadian dance peak
  4. ^ a b "Let The Beat Hit 'Em", Dutch and French Singles Charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 8, 2008)