You Gotta Be

Album: I Ain't Movin' (1994)
Charted: 14 5

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about not being ashamed to express your feelings and about living life to its fullest. >>
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    Emma - Telford, UT
  • This spent 30 weeks in the US Top 40. It benefited from a great deal of promotion on VH1, and was featured in a promotional campaign for the TV show Good Morning America.
  • Des'ree wrote this song with Ashley Ingram of the British band Imagination.
  • This was used in the 1994 Hilary Swank movie The Next Karate Kid. It also shows up in the films The Object of My Affection (1998) and Captain Marvel (2019).
  • This was the only US hit for Des'ree, who was born Desiree Weeks. In the UK, she also charted with "Feel So High," "Life" and "What's Your Sign."
  • In the UK, this charted in three times: first at #20 when it was released in 1994, at #14 as a 1995 remix, and at #10 in 1999 when the song was re-issued.

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