Sweat (Kool & the Gang album)

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Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released 1989
Genre Synth-pop, dance-pop, R&B
Length 52:37
Label Mercury
Producer Kool and the Gang, Royal Bayyan, Nick Martinelli, Curtis Williams, Chuckii Booker, George Brown, Charles Smith
Kool & the Gang chronology

Sweat is the eighteenth studio album by the band Kool & the Gang, released in 1989 following a three-year gap between albums. James "J.T." Taylor and Khalis Bayyan had departed, and this album showed a refocused band.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[2]

Ron Wynn of Allmusic called the album "a completely faceless, aimless record…probably the worst album of their career,".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Sweat" Bayyan 4:22
2. "This Is What a Love Can Do" Bokowski, Varner 4:13
3. "Never Give Up" Bellochio, Habeeb 4:42
4. "You Got My Heart on Fire" Haynes, Williams 6:29
5. "Someday" Bayyan, Martin 4:58
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Raindrops" Booker 3:50
2. "In Your Company" Booker 5:53
3. "I'll Follow You Anywhere" Gazeley, Scher 5:37
4. "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" Booker 3:55
5. "How Can I Get Close to You" Brown, Thomas 4:22
6. "You Are the Meaning of Friend" Block, Smith 5:06


  1. ^ Kool & The Gang – Sweat at Discogs
  2. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. "Kool & the Gang: Sweat at AllMusic. Retrieved 31 October 2011.