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Gloria Estefan - Get On Your Feet (1989)

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 "Get on Your Feet" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released on September 30, 1989 by ...

 "Get on Your Feet" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released on September 30, 1989 by Epic Records in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., and in 1990 in Europe as the second single from her debut solo album Cuts Both Ways (1989). The song was written by John DeFaria, Jorge Casas and Clay Ostwald, and produced by Emilio Estefan, Jr., Casas and Ostwald. Gloria performed this song with Sheila E. during the seventh season edition of the American Idol charity fundraiser Idol Gives Back. The performance was released as a single and as a video at the US iTunes Store to raise money for charities in Africa and the United States. A rerecorded version was included on her 2020 album Brazil305

Critical reception

AllMusic editor Jason Birchmeier said the song is "club-ready" with its "big late-'80s synth-drum patterns", adding it as a "super" song. Maryann Scheufele from AXS wrote, "The words, "get up and make it happen...stand up and take some action ..." is a song for the ages, ...and the song inspires the spirit that lives on when you do something about your life. Gloria Estefan convinces you that the weight of inaction is lifted off your shoulders when you "get on your feet". Gloria Estefan sings and Miami Sound Machine plays we all can dance our way through life to this one." Bill Coleman from Billboard called it "an unassuming up-tempo pop/dance track harking back to the singer's "Conga" days." Entertainment Weekly commented in their review, that the song has "surge and hustle". Music & Media called it "another lightweight up-tempo tune. As Latin as ever and a guaranteed hit." Pop Rescue noted that the track "ups the tempo somewhat, as the title suggests, with a plodding bass and beat, with acoustic guitars strumming. Gloria bursts in with her confident pop vocals. The song is up-lifting, telling you to ‘Get on your feet. get up and make it happen‘ and ‘Stand up and take some action‘."

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