Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) Technotronic
Song Title: Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)
Date of release: 8th of January 1990
Description: ” Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) ” is by Technotronic, the electronic music project. The project was formed in 1988 by Jo Bogaert, the Flemish Belgian musician and producer.
Born in Aalst, Belgium, Jo began his music career performing in various bands. In the late 80s, he moved into new Beat, a style of Belgian underground music that paved the way for modern dance music. His New Beat projects included Acts of Madmen and Nux Nemo.
In 1989 he formed Technotronic and released ” Pump Up the Jam “, for which Jo is credited as co-songwriter and producer under the name of Thomas De Quincey.
The video featured Congolese model Felly Kilingi lip-syncing to the vocals of Ya Kid K, who co-wrote the song. Felly Kilingi also appeared in publicity shots for the single. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States and number 2 in the United Kingdom.
” Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) ” was written by Ya Kid K ( Manuela Barbara Kamosi Moaso Djogi ) and Jo Bogaert ( credited as Thomas de Quincey ), who also produced the track.
Manuela is a Congolese-Belgian hip hop artist. Other projects include lending her vocals to the single ” Spin that Wheel ” by Hi Tek 3, which is featured on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles motion picture soundtrack.
In 2014 Ya Kid K released fresh tracks and an album called ” Stalled Constructions “. She also worked on ” Moja Mbili Tatu ” with the German dance project Maviic.
” Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) ” was released on the 8th of January 1990 by record labels BCM, ARS, SBK, Swanyard (UK) and EMI (US). It was taken as the second single from Technotronic’s debut Album Pump Up the Jam.
The Album, known as Pump Up the Jam: The Album in North America, was released on the 28th of November 1989. It was a successful Album for Technotronic. In the United States it reached number 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and in the United Kingdom, the Album peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.
” Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) ” was a commercial success for Technotronic. In the United States, the song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1990, spending 20 weeks on the chart there. The song also reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart and 27 on the Hot Black Singles Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 3rd of February 1990 and reached a peak of number 2. It spent six weeks in the top ten and a total of 10 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 7
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 7, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Canada Dance (RPM) 1, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 10, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, French SNEP Singles Chart 2, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 6, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 7, Norway (VG-lista) 6, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Technotronic