You Gotta Be

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"You Gotta Be"
Single by Des'ree
from the album I Ain't Movin'
A-side"Feel So High"
ReleasedAugust 1994
Genre
Length4:04
LabelSony Soho Square
Songwriter(s)
  • Des'ree
  • Ashley Ingraham
Producer(s)
  • Des'ree
  • Ashley Ingraham
Des'ree singles chronology
"Delicate"
(1993)
"You Gotta Be"
(1994)
"I Ain't Movin'"
(1994)

"You Gotta Be" is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter Des'ree from her second studio album, I Ain't Movin' (1994). It was released in August 1994 through Sony Soho Square Records. Des'ree co-wrote and co-produced the song with Ashley Ingraham.[1] It is a downtempo soul song that ends the chorus with, "Love will save the day."

The song reached the top ten in Australia and the UK, after its re-release in 1999.[2] It also reached the top five in Spain and on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.[3]

Charts and sales[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  23. "Ultratop.be – Des'ree – You Gotta Be (1999 Mix)" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  24. "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  25. "Offiziellecharts.de – Des'ree – You Gotta Be (1999 Mix)" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  26. "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 318 Vikuna 9.4. – 16.4. 1999)" (in is). Dagblaðið Vísir. https://timarit.is/page/2982863#page/n9/mode/2up. 
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  30. "Top 10 Spain" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
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  35. "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
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  37. "Billboard Top 100 – 1995". Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  38. "New Zealand single certifications – Des'ree – You Gotta Be". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  39. "British single certifications – Des'ree – You Gotta Be". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  40. Sexton, Paul (13 June 1998). "550 Music's Des'ree Gets 'Supernatural' on 3rd Set". Billboard. Retrieved 29 April 2018.