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Give It Up (The Good Men song)

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Released  1992
Writer(s)  The Goodmen
Genre  House, Latin house
Producer(s)  The Goodmen
Label  Fresh Fruit Records/GFB Records/Blanco y Negro Records/FFRR Records/Blow Up Records/Scorpio Music/Polydor K.K./Vendetta Records/Intercord Tonträger GmbH

Give It Up is a 1992 song by Zki & Dobre performing under the name "The Good Men" or alternatively, "The Goodmen". It samples "Fanfarra (Cabua-Le-Le)" and "Magalenha" by Sérgio Mendes and "I Need You Now" by Sinnamon.



In 1995, Simply Red sampled "Give It Up" for their UK #1 hit "Fairground".

The Goodmen were credited for the sample, and Mendes was also given credit as the performer of "Fanfarra", the original source of the Goodmen's track.

Chart performance

Chartwise, it hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1993, and made a brief appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #71. After being re-released in late 1993, it reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song charted highly in Netherlands, reaching number 6, and also appeared on the Belgian, German and Swiss singles charts.

Track listing

CD-maxi – Fresh Fruit Records

  1. "Give It Up" (Radio Edit) – 3:27
  2. "Give It Up" (Batacuda Refrescante) – 6:57
  3. "Land of Haze" – 7:28

1993 CD-maxi Blow Up – Intercord Records

  1. "Give It Up" (Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Give It Up" (Batacuda Refrescante) – 6:47
  3. "Land of Haze" – 7:30
  4. "Blue Nuts" – 5:52


Give It Up (The Good Men song) Wikipedia

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