Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

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"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
Single by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
from the album Let It Loose
B-side "Give It Up"
Released February 1987 (1987-02)
(see release history)
Format CD single
Cassette single
12" vinyl single
7" vinyl single
3" CD single
Recorded 1987
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:56
Label Epic
Writer(s) Enrique Garcia
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine singles chronology
"Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)"
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
"Betcha Say That"

"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" is a song written by Enrique "Kiki" Garcia and Gloria Estefan, and released by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine in 1987 as the lead single from the album Let It Loose (and the European version of the album Anything for You).

It was their fourth Top 10 (and second Top 5) single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number five. In the UK it took a year and a half for the single to become a chart hit. First released in June 1987 as the first single from Let It Loose, the song failed to chart; a reissue came in February 1988 after the song featured in Stakeout, once again the song failed to chart. However, after the success of the follow up singles Anything For You and 1-2-3, the song was re-released in December 1988 just before Christmas and became a UK top 20 hit, peaking at #16 in January 1989.

An extended remix was released on a 12" single in the US.

It was sampled in a 1989 Bollywood film, Tridev, in the song "Oye Oye".

Year End Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
US 72
Brazil 88

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Japan May 2, 1987 (1987-05-02)
Worldwide May 30, 1987 (1987-05-30)
Australia December 1988 (1988-12)
United Kingdom
February 1988 (1988-02)

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