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We've Got It Goin' On

We've Got It Goin' On

Released
September 5, 1995
Recorded
June 1995
Cheiron Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre
Pop, dance, new jack swing
Length
3:41
Writer(s)
Denniz Pop, Max Martin, Herbert Crichlow
Producer(s)
Denniz Pop, Max Martin
Preceded by (international)
N/A
Succeeded by (international)
Preceded by (U.S.)
N/A
Succeeded by (U.S.)

We've Got It Goin' On is a song by American boy band the Backstreet Boys. It was released on September 5, 1995 as their debut single and the lead single from their self-titled debut album (1995). It was later included in the U.S. album and achieved success worldwide.

Recording Edit

Member Nick Carter was unable to sing on the recording of the song, as his voice was changing due to puberty at the time. The song was recorded at Cheiron Studios in Sweden during a week in June 1995 with writers and producers Max Martin and Denniz Pop. The band was brought over for a week to record only this song; however, they finished unexpectedly in just two days. As a result, Martin and Pop suggested another song for the band to record, "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)".

Music video Edit

The band's first music video was filmed on August 19, 1995 in Orlando, Florida, was directed by Lionel C. Martin, and is prefaced by a false radio interview introduction. The video itself features the band singing at a gym, outdoors at a park area, and in a studio space, as well as dancing onstage at a club, playing basketball, washing a Jeep, and playing at an arcade pool hall. The video features a brief appearance by Lou Pearlman. Brian Littrell's then-girlfriend Samantha Stonebraker and Samantha's brother Steven Stonebraker appear in the Jeep/Basketball scene, while A. J. McLean's then girlfriend Marissa Jackson appears as the Money collector during the Pool game in the video.

Chart performance Edit

"We've Got It Goin' On" was first released in the U.S. but had only limited success. It peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 20 weeks charting. After that the single was released across Europe and gained additional popularity for the band there.

Lyrics Edit

BSB:
Everybody groove to the music
Everybody jam
Ahhh...

AJ:
Ah-ah-oh hey

Brian:
We've been waiting so long
Just can't hold it back no more
Creepin' up and down now
It's time for me to let it go (ah)

AJ:
If you really want to see
What we can do for you (ah)
Send the crazy wild static
Sing it

BSB:
Ahhh...
Jam on 'cause Backstreet's got it
Come on now everybody
We've got it goin' on for years

Jam on 'cause Backstreet's got it
Come on now everybody
We've got it goin' on for years
Ahhh...

AJ:
Ah-ah-oh hey

BSB:
We've got it goin' on for years

AJ:
Oh, baby
Yeah

BSB:
We've got it goin' on for years

AJ:
And I'm creepin' up on your left
Straight up funky when I get with ya
Keep it ruthless when I get wet
Keep the party packed in my corner

Tough like granite to keep the crowd hype
Get up on this just to get right
What you want is what you gon' get
Backstreet's got the special effects (uh!)

If you really want to see
What we can do for you (ah)
Send the crazy wild static
Sing it

BSB:
Ahhh...
Jam on 'cause Backstreet's got it
Come on now everybody
We've got it goin' on for years

Jam on 'cause Backstreet's got it
Come on now everybody
We've got it goin' on for years
Ahhh...

AJ:
Ah-ah-oh hey

BSB:
We've got it goin' on for years

Brian:
We've got it goin' on

AJ:
Yeah

BSB:
We've got it goin' on for years

We've been waiting so long
Just can't hold it back no more
Creepin' up and down now
It's time for me to let it go...

It's time for me to let it go!

Brian:
Jam on, jam on

BSB:
Ahhh...
Everybody groove to the music
Everybody jam

Everybody groove to the music
Everybody jam

Nick, Howie, AJ, and Kevin (at the same time as Brian):
Jam on 'cause Backstreet's got it
Come on now everybody
We've got it goin' on for years

Brian (at the same time as Nick, Howie, AJ, and Kevin):
Everybody groove to the music
Everybody jam

AJ:
Ah-ah-oh

Nick, Howie, AJ, and Kevin (at the same time as Brian):
Jam on 'cause Backstreet's got it
Come on now everybody
We've got it goin' on for years

Brian (at the same time as Nick, Howie, AJ, and Kevin):
Everybody groove to the music
Everybody jam

BSB:
We've got it goin' on

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