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Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (1987)

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“Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” is a song written by Enrique “Kiki” Garcia and Gloria Estefan, and released ...

“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 five) 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 number 16 in January 1989. The song was also featured in promos for Wheel of Fortune, with lyrics changed to “Wheel’s Gonna Get You”.

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-Tirchi Topiwale” and “Gajar ne Kiya Ishara”. It was later sampled by Estefan’s own 1998 single “Oye”.

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