Love's Gonna Get You (Jocelyn Brown song)

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"Love's Gonna Get You" is a 1985 dance single by Jocelyn Brown, a singer who had sung with the groups Salsoul Orchestra and Inner Life. The single was the first of four that Brown took to number one on the U.S. dance chart.[1] It also reached number thirty-eight on the R&B singles chart, and was her second R&B top 40 hit as a solo artist.[2]

One particular line in the song, "I've got the power!" became particularly prominent in the mainstream when it was sampled (without permission) by the hip hop/dance group, Snap! on their smash hit, "The Power".

In addition, yet another line from the song, "Why waste your time, you know you're gonna be mine," was sampled in the Bizarre Inc hit "I'm Gonna Get You", which was a number-one dance hit in 1993, and was frequently played on dance radio in the 1990s.

In 1991, Moby sampled a portion of the song for his hit single "Go". The sample remains uncredited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 45. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
Preceded by
"Go Home" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 25, 1986
Succeeded by
"Slave to the Rhythm" by Grace Jones