You Want It You Got It

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You Want It, You Got It
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Studio album by
Released21 July, 1981
Recorded1981 at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec
GenreRock, hard rock
ProducerBryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain
Bryan Adams chronology
Bryan Adams
You Want It, You Got It
Cuts Like a Knife
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars [2]

You Want It, You Got It is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released on 21 July 1981 by A&M Records. This was the album that established the sound that Adams has retained throughout his recording career. Unlike the debut album where Adams and Vallance played most of the instruments themselves, You Want It You Got It was recorded live in the studio. It was recorded at Le Studio Morin Heights, Quebec over a two-week period during the spring of 1981 and was mixed in New York City. The album was originally to be titled "Bryan Adams Hasn't Heard Of You Either" (due to critics' indifference to his first album and singles) but Adams' sense of humour didn't make it past the gatekeepers at the record company, who opted for the safer title.


The first single "Lonely Nights" became a hit in upstate New York long before it broke anywhere else. This was partially due to a couple of late night DJs working in Rochester, Albany and Syracuse. Within a few months the album had been picked up across the United States and Adams was soon on tour doing clubs and noon hour concerts for radio stations, as well as support to such acts as The Kinks and Foreigner. The song eventually peaked at number 3 on the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, Bryan's largest hit on that chart until "Run to You" in 1985, while reaching number 84 on the Hot 100. Two further singles 'Coming Home' and 'Fits Ya Good' were very well received, the latter becoming Adams' debut Top 40 hit in Canada (peaking at number 30) and reaching number 15 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, although it did not reach the Hot 100.

Many of the songs were recorded by other artists. Some examples are "Lonely Nights" by Uriah Heep, "Jealousy" by PRiSM, "Tonight" by Randy Meisner, and "Fits Ya Good" by Tove Naess, to name a few. The first recording of "Lonely Nights" was released by Ian Lloyd in 1980 on the album 3WC (Third World Civilization).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, except where noted.

Side one
1."Lonely Nights"3:46
2."One Good Reason"4:22
3."Don't Look Now"3:06
4."Coming Home"3:34
5."Fits Ya Good"4:35
Side two
6."Jealousy" (Adams, Lindsay Mitchell)3:49
8."You Want It, You Got It" (Adams)3:49
9."Last Chance" (Adams)3:17
10."No One Makes It Right" (Adams)3:17



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ You Want It, You Got It – Bryan Adams, archived from the original on 2012-01-13, retrieved 2018-05-10.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 6. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Bryan Adams – You Want It You Got It". Music Canada. Retrieved 14 September 2019.