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Turn the Beat Around

"Turn the Beat Around" is a disco song written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson and popularized by Vicki Sue Robinson in 1976 (see 1976 in music), originally appearing on her debut album, Never Gonna Let You Go. Released as a single, the song went to #10 on the Billboard pop charts, and Robinson received a Grammy nomination for best female pop vocal. The track, considered a disco classic, is featured on many compilation albums.

Laura Branigan was the first major artist to cover the song, and the version she co-produced appeared on her 1990 album Laura Branigan. Never officially released as a single, several remix versions released to DJs as a promo garnered significant play in Hi-NRG clubs.

Gloria Estefan version

In 1994 (see 1994 in music), the song was recorded by Gloria Estefan for the soundtrack to the film The Specialist. Released as a single, it became a hit reaching #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is also featured on Estefan's fourth solo album Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me. She also sang the song as her opening performance in VH1's first ever Divas Live. She also took the song to the top spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it her first number-one song on that chart in English.

This version appears in the game Karaoke Revolution Party.

Formats and track listings

U.S. CD Maxi Single (49K 77631)

  1. "Turn the Beat Around" (Album Version)
  2. "Turn the Beat Around" (7" Remix)
  3. "Turn the Beat Around" (Def Radio Mix)
  4. "Turn the Beat Around" (Damien's Radio Edit)
  5. "Turn the Beat Around" (Def Conga Mix)
  6. "Turn the Beat Around" (Turn the Bass Around Mix)

Europe CD Maxi Single (660682 2)

  1. "Turn the Beat Around" (Album Version)
  2. "Turn the Beat Around" (7" Remix)
  3. "Turn the Beat Around" (Def Radio Mix)
  4. "Turn the Beat Around" (Damien's Radio Edit)
  5. "Turn the Beat Around" (Def Conga Mix)
  6. "Turn the Beat Around" (Turn The Bass Around Mix)
  7. "Turn the Beat Around" (Pablo's 12" Remix)

Charts

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia Singles Chart 8
Germany Singles Chart 51
Netherlands Singles Chart 33
New Zealand Singles Chart 18
UK Top 75 Singles Chart 21
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Recurrent Singles 9
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 4
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 4
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Rhythmic 31
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 3

Official versions

Original versions

  1. Album Version — 4:06
  2. Single Version - 3:52

Remixes

  1. 7" Remix - 3:55
  2. Def Tragic Mix - 12:00
  3. Def Conga Mix - 7:42
  4. Def Classic Mix - 7:40
  5. Def Radio Mix - 3:50
  6. Def Drums - ?
  7. Damien's Super Jazz Mix - 9:40
  8. Damien's Radio Edit - 4:19
  9. Damien's Super Jazz Mix - 9:00
  10. Damien's Fountainbleau Mix - 7:19
  11. Turn The Bass Around Mix - 6:06
  12. Pablo's 12" Remix - 7:25

Certifications

Country Certification Sales
Australia Gold 35,000
United States Gold 500,000

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