Let It Loose (album)

Let It Loose/Anything for You is the 10th studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, released in 1987. It is the first studio album credited to Estefan as a solo artist, but is her 10th album overall including her work with Miami Sound Machine. The album was re-released under a new title Anything for You and new cover art in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, starting in October 1988 through early 1989.

Let It Loose/Anything for You
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 2, 1987
RecordedAutumn 1986-Spring 1987
StudioCriteria Studios, Miami, Florida
GenrePop
Length38:09
LabelEpic
ProducerEmilio & The Jerks
(Emilio Estefan, Jr.)
(Lawrence Dermer)
(Joe Galdo)
(Rafael Vigil)
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine chronology
Primitive Love
(1985)
Let It Loose/Anything for You
(1987)
Cuts Both Ways
(1989)
Singles from Let It Loose/Anything for You
  1. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
    Released: May 1987
  2. "Betcha Say That"
    Released: September 1, 1987
  3. "Can't Stay Away from You"
    Released: November 10, 1987
  4. "Anything for You"
    Released: March 1988
  5. "1-2-3"
    Released: June 14, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(B+)[2]

Track listingEdit

Let It Loose (1987)Edit

Worldwide LP, CD & Cassette Release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Betcha Say That"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:36
2."Let It Loose"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil2:49
3."Can't Stay Away from You"Gloria M. Estefan3:56
4."Give It Up"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow2:58
5."Surrender"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil3:59
6."Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:55
7."Love Toy"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:30
8."I Want You So Bad"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:17
9."1-2-3"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:28
10."Anything for You"Gloria M. Estefan3:41
Total length:38:09
Japan CD Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (12" Version)Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia7:08
12."Betcha Say That" (12" Version)Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil7:13
Japan Mini-LP CD Series Limited Edition bonus track (2009)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."1-2-3" (Extended Version)Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia4:35
14."No Te Olvidaré" (Anything for You – Spanish Version)Gloria M. Estefan4:03

Anything For You (1988)Edit

Europe, U.K., South Africa LP & Cassette Release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Betcha Say That"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:36
2."Let It Loose"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil2:49
3."Can't Stay Away from You"Gloria M. Estefan3:56
4."Give It Up"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow2:58
5."Surrender"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil3:59
6."Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:55
7."Love Toy"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:30
8."I Want You So Bad"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:17
9."1-2-3"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:28
10."Anything for You"Gloria M. Estefan3:41
Total length:38:09
Europe, U.K. & South Africa CD Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (12" Version)Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia7:08
12."Betcha Say That" (12" Version)Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil7:13
Australia LP & Cassette Release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Betcha Say That"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:36
2."Let It Loose"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil2:49
3."Can't Stay Away from You"Gloria M. Estefan3:56
4."Give It Up"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow2:58
5."Surrender"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil3:59
6."Words Get in the Way" (Exclusive track)Gloria M. Estefan3:23
7."Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:55
8."Love Toy"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:30
9."I Want You So Bad"Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil4:17
10."1-2-3"Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia3:28
11."Anything for You"Gloria M. Estefan3:41
12."Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)" (Exclusive track)Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil3:58
Total length:45:30
Australia CD Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Bad Boy" (Exclusive Bonus track)Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil3:53

PersonnelEdit

Chart positionsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[14] Gold 100,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[15] Gold 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[16] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[17] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 1, 1987). "Consumer Guide: Let It Loose". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01.
  3. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Latin Pop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Music Canada.
  14. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let it Loose" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan.
  15. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Miami Sound Machine in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Let it Loose in the box under TÍTULO
  16. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let it Loose" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 12 November 2018. Enter Let it Loose in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  17. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987–1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Miami Sound Machine/Gloria Estefan – Anything for You". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Anything for You in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Let It Loose". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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