You Got It All
|"You Got It All"|
|Single by The Jets|
|from the album The Jets|
|B-side||"Burn the Candle"|
|Released||August 2, 1986|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Genre||R&B, pop, adult contemporary|
|Producer(s)||Don Powell, David Rivkin|
|The Jets singles chronology|
"You Got It All" is a song recorded by band The Jets. It was released in 1986 as the fourth single from their debut studio album "The Jets" (1985). It was written by Rupert Holmes, most famous for the 1979 hit "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)". The song features the second youngest member of the group, 13-year-old Elizabeth Wolfgramm, on lead vocals.
"You Got It All" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in early 1987. The song also topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks, and reached number two on the R&B chart, kept from the top spot by "Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson. It was also featured in the film Jaws: The Revenge as well as 1987 episodes of the daytime soap operas Another World, As The World Turns, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital.
|Canada RPM Top Singles||11|
|US Billboard Hot 100||3|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Cash Box Top 100||6|
|US Billboard Hot 100||43|
|US Cash Box Top 100||42|
Britney Spears version
|"You Got It All"|
|Promotional single by Britney Spears from the album Oops!... I Did It Again|
|Released||May 16, 2000|
|Genre||Teen pop, R&B|
Eric Foster White
In 1997, Britney Spears started to work on her debut album ...Baby One More Time. After meeting up with producer Eric Foster White in August, the singer got to know the original version of "You've Got It All" by the Jets and decided to record a cover of the song. Steve Lunt, Jive's A&R vice president at the time, revealed that when the label's CEO "heard [the track] in the A&R meeting, he said, 'OK, we've got something.' Up until that, it was in doubt." "You Got It All" was originally intended to be released on Spears' debut album as a bonus track, however, it was only released on certain international editions of Oops!... I Did It Again (2000).
A favorable review from CD Universe said, "The Jets' gem 'You've Got It All' shines brightly as ever with Britney's girlish allure. Take note, however, that Britney's not all bubbles—with an obvious influence from Mariah Carey, she glides quite ably through the key changes and delivers octave leaps and vibratos that should melt just about any heart, young or old."
Other cover versions
- Filipino pop singer Arnee Hidalgo covered her version of the song in 2000.
- Filipino acoustic band MYMP also covered their version of the song in 2005.
- "The Jets – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for The Jets.
- "The Jets – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for The Jets.
- "The Jets – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for The Jets.
- Top 100 Pop Singles, March 7, 1987
- The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1987 - Top 50 Pop Singles, December 26, 1987
- Knopper 2009, pp. 92
- Oops!... I Did It Again liner notes. Jive Records (2000)
- "...Baby One More Time – Album Review". CD Universe. Intermix Media. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
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