Get on Your Feet

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"Get on Your Feet" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1989 in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., and in 1990 in Europe as the second single from the album Cuts Both Ways.

"Get on Your Feet"
Get On Your Feet USA Promo CD.jpg
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
B-side
ReleasedSeptember 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
Format
Genre
Length3:39
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
  • John DeFaria
  • Jorge Casas
  • Clay Ostwald
Producer(s)
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Don't Wanna Lose You"
(1989)
"Get on Your Feet"
(1989)
"Here We Are"
(1990)
Music video
"Get on Your Feet" on YouTube

In a widely circulated viral video "Steve Ballmer Going Crazy", former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer danced and screamed wildly to this song at the company's 25th anniversary event in 2000.

The song was covered by Fantasia Barrino on the third season of American Idol, during a Gloria Estefan-themed episode.

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.

The song was included in several episodes in the fourth season of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.

Critical receptionEdit

AllMusic editor Jason Birchmeier said the song is "club-ready" with its "big late-'80s synth-drum patterns", adding it as a "super" song.[1] 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."[2] Entertainment Weekly commented in their review, that the song has "surge and hustle".[3] Pop Rescue noted that it "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‘."[4]

Official versionsEdit

Original Versions

  1. Album Version — (3:38)

John Haag Remixes

  1. Special Mix — (5:38)

Justin Strauss & Daniel Abraham Remixes

  1. Pop Vocal — (6:07)
  2. House Vocal — (6:50)
  3. House Techno Dub — (5:30)
  4. Deep Bass Vocal — (5:29)

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Chart)[5] 98
Belgium (Flanders) 35
Belgium (Wallonia) 21
Germany 46
Netherlands 15
Ireland 5
Japan (Tokyo) 10
New Zealand 47
UK Singles Chart 23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 11
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 9

Track listingsEdit

U.S. & Canada Cassette Single (34T 69064) [September 30, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Words Get In The Way" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan5:03
U.S. & Canada 7" Vinyl Single (34 69064) [September 30, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Words Get In The Way" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan5:03
U.S. & Canada 12" Vinyl Single (49 68877) [September 30, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."Get On Your Feet" (House Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:50
4."Get On Your Feet" (House Techno Dub)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:30
U.S. Promo CD Single (ESK 1808) [September 30, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
4."Get On Your Feet" (House Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:50
U.S. Promo 7" Vinyl Single (34 69064) [September 30, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
Europe 3" CD-Maxi Single (655450 3) [February 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:36
2."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:11
3."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
4."Don't Wanna Lose You" (Portuguese Version)Gloria Estefan & Aloysio Reis4:18
Europe 7" Vinyl Single (655450 7) [February 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
Europe 12" Vinyl Single (655450 6) [February 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:53
Europe 3" CD Single (655839 1) [May 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:37
2."Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"Elton John & Bernie Taupin6:11
Europe 3" CD-Maxi Single (655839 3) [May 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:37
2."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
3."Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"Elton John & Bernie Taupin6:11
4."Your Love Is Bad For Me"Gloria Estefan3:50
Europe 7" Vinyl Single #1 (655839 7) [May 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:37
2."Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"Elton John & Bernie Taupin6:11
Europe 7" Vinyl Single #2 (Limited Edition Posterbag) [655839 0] {May 1990}
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:37
2."Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"Elton John & Bernie Taupin6:11
Europe 12" Vinyl Single (655839 6) [May 1990]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
U.K. CD-Maxi Single (655450 2) [November 13, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:36
2."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:11
3."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
4."Don't Wanna Lose You" (Portuguese Version)Gloria Estefan & Aloysio Reis4:18
U.K. Cassette Single (655450 4) [November 13, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
U.K. 7" Vinyl Single (655450 7) [November 13, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
U.K. 7" Vinyl Single (Limited Edition Tour Souvenir Pack) [655450 0] {November 13, 1989}
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
U.K. 12" Vinyl Single #1 (655450 6) [November 13, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
U.K. 12" Vinyl Single #2 (Special 1990 Calendar Gatefold Edition) [655450 5] {November 13, 1989}
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."1-2-3" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia3:53
U.K. 12" Vinyl Single #3 (655450 8) [November 13, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (House Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:50
2."Get On Your Feet" (House Techno Dub)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:30
3."Get On Your Feet" (Deep Bass Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:29
Australia Cassette Single (655259 4) [November 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Words Get In The Way" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan5:03
Australia 7" Vinyl Single (655259 7) [November 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Words Get In The Way" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan5:03
Australia 12" Vinyl Single (655259 6) [November 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."Get On Your Feet" (House Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:50
4."Get On Your Feet" (House Techno Dub)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:30
Philippines 7" Vinyl Single (QEL45-20176)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald3:38
2."Words Get In The Way" (Live from the Homecoming Concert in Miami, May 1988)Gloria Estefan5:03
Philippines 12" Vinyl Single (QELEP-18196)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet" (Pop Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38
3."Get On Your Feet" (House Vocal)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:50
4."Get On Your Feet" (House Techno Dub)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:30
Japan 3" CD Single (10•8P-3081) [October 19, 1989]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Get On Your Feet"John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald6:07
2."Get On Your Feet" (Special Mix)John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald5:38

Release historyEdit

Region Date
U.S. September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
Japan October 19, 1989 (1989-10-19)
U.K. November 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)
Europe February 20, 1990 (1990-02-20)
Netherlands May 1990 (1990-05)
Belgium June 1990 (1990-06)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ Scheufele, Maryann (29 November 2014). "10 of Gloria Estefan's best songs". AXS. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Cuts Both Ways". Entertainment Weekly. 21 August 1989. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  4. ^ "REVIEW: "CUTS BOTH WAYS" BY GLORIA ESTEFAN (CD, 1989)". Pop Rescue. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

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