We Got The Beat

Album: Beauty And The Beat (1980)
Charted: 2
  • See the people walking down the street
    Fall in line just watching all their feet
    They don't know where they want to go
    But they're walking in time

    They got the beat
    They got the beat
    They got the beat
    Yeah, they got the beat

    All the kids just getting out of school
    They can't wait to hang out and be cool
    Hang around 'til quarter after twelve
    That's when they fall in line

    They got the beat
    They got the beat
    Kids got the beat
    Yeah kids got the beat

    Go-go music really makes us dance
    Do the pony puts us in a trance
    Do the Watusi just give us a chance
    That's when we fall in line

    'Cause we got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    Yeah we got it!

    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    Everybody get on your feet we got the beat
    We know you can dance to the beat we got the beat
    Jumpin' get down we got the beat
    Round and round and round

    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat
    We got the beat Writer/s: Charlotte Caffey
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this in 1982 {April 4th} "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Gos peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, the three weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those three weeks was "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts...
    Just under two weeks later on April 17th "We Got The Beat" peaked at #3 {for 1 week} in Canada...
    Between 1981 and 1984 the Los Angeles quintet had seven records on the Top 100 chart, two made the Top 10 with the above "We Got The Beat" being their biggest hit...
    Besides "We Got The Beat", their other Top 10 record was "Vacation", it peak at #8 {for 3 weeks} later in 1982 on August 15th...
    They just missed having a third #10 record when their "Head Over Heels" reached #11 for two weeks in May of 1984...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Billboard's Top 10 for April 4th, 1982:
    At #3, "Charoits of Fire" by Vangelis
    #4. "Freeze-Frame" by The J. Geils Band
    #5. "Make A Move On Me" Olivia Newton-John
    #6. "Don't Talk To Strangers" by Rick Springfield
    #7. "Open Arms" by Journey
    #8. "That Girl" by Stevie Wonder
    #9. "Key Largo" by Bertie Higgins
    #10. "Do You Believe In Love" by Huey Lewis and the News...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 23rd 1982, the Go-Go's performed "We Got The Beat" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    And on that very same day it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on April 4th, 1982 it peaked at #2 (for 3 weeks) and spent 19 weeks on the Top 100 (and 9 of those 19 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    The three weeks it was at #2, the #1 record during that time was "I Love Rock ‘N Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaGreat energy! Interesting that this and Joan Jett's "I Love Rock and Roll" Were #1 and #2 at the same time in 1980. You go, girls!
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