Let the Beat Go On

"Let the Beat Go On" is a song recorded by the Sweden-based musician and producer Dr. Alban. It was released in August 1994 as the third single from his third studio album, Look Who's Talking. The song is written by Alban with Kristian Lundin and John Amatiello, and the chorus is sung by Swedish singers Nana Hedin and Jessica Folcker. This Eurodance song charted in many European countries, peaking at number-one in Spain, number 3 in Finland and number 9 in Belgium. On the European Hot 100 Singles, "Let the Beat Go On" reached number 21. Outside Europe, it peaked at number 8 on the dance music chart in Canada and number 12 in Israel.

"Let the Beat Go On"
Let the beat go on.jpg
Single by Dr. Alban
from the album Look Who's Talking
ReleasedAugust 1994
  • 4:03
  • 5:28 (extended)
Dr. Alban singles chronology
"Away from Home"
"Let the Beat Go On"
"Sweet Dreams"
Music video
"Let the Beat Go On" on YouTube

Critical receptionEdit

Billboard wrote that Alban "should easily match the success of the previous "Away From Home" with this jaunty ditty, which combines elements of pop/rave, hi-NRG, and electro-trance. His tense vocal snaps over a twinkling array of keyboards that will remind some of vintage Giorgio Moroder. Behind the frenzied vocal/synth action is a giddy pop chorus that never leaves the brain after the first spin. Those who like to hang onto the cutting edge will probably prefer the riotous Jungle Speed mix. A gem from the set "Look Who's Talking."[1] Music & Media noted, "Probably the doctor's most one-dimensional Euro effort ever, he'll get automatic daytime airplay anyway because of the simple, unavoidable melody."[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Let the Beat Go On" was directed by Jonathan Bate.[3] Bate also directed the music videos for "Look Who's Talking" and "Away from Home".

Track listingsEdit

CD single
  1. "Let the Beat Go On" (short) — 4:03
  2. "Let the Beat Go On" (long) — 5:28
CD maxi
  1. "Let the Beat Go On" (short) — 4:03
  2. "Let the Beat Go On" (long) — 5:28
  3. "Let the Beat Go On" (jungle speed) — 5:27
  4. "Let the Beat Go On" (dingogamadub) — 5:26



  1. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ "Music & Media: New Releases" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  3. ^ "Let The Beat Go On (1995) by Dr. Alban". IMVDb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  4. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received July 12, 2016". Imgur.com. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Let the Beat Go On", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 11, 2008)
  6. ^ Belgian peak Archived 2012-04-09 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Canadian dance peak
  8. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Dr. Alban" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  11. ^ "jaaroverzichten 1994" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jaarlijsten 1994" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved November 29, 2019.