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Gun - Word Up album

Gun  - Word Up album
  • Performer Gun
  • Title Word Up
  • Date of release 1994
  • Country Europe
  • Style Vocal
  • Other formats AU VOX MP1 APE AIFF XM DMF
  • Genre Latin / Pop
  • Size MP3 1227 mb
  • Size FLAC 1400 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 639

Swagger is the third album from the Glasgow, Scotland based rock band Gun. It features their most successful single; their cover of "Word Up!", done in the group's melodic hard rock style, provided a commercial boost to its parent album. Their version earned the band the Best Cover trophy at the first international MTV Europe Music Awards. The track was originally recorded by American funk group Cameo.

From the album Word Up!, "Word Up!" was Cameo's first US Top 40 hit, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spending three weeks at number 1 on the US R&B chart and one week at number 1 on the US Hot Dance Singles chart. In the UK, it spent 10 weeks in the top 40, peaking at number 3 on September 21, 1986. The song was written by band members Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins. Besides being a commercial success, the track also earned critical acclaim from several publications. Word Up" was a colloquialism, popular in New York City and other US urban areas, that acted as an affirmation of what was said - a kind of a hipper "You Be. Blackmon said of the song: "It just sounded good, and it was before its time. You can play Word Up anyplace anywhere, and someone is going to be grooving and bobbing their head. Our sound was unique, as well.

From the album Word Up!, "Word Up!" was Cameo's first US Top 40 hit, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spending three weeks at number 1 on the US R&B chart3 and one week at number 1 on the US Hot Dance Singles chart In the UK, it spent 10 weeks in the top 40, peaking. at number 3 on September 21, 1986 The song was written by band members Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins. "Gun – Word Up CD 1" Matt's CD Singles Retrieved February 1, 2011. "Ultratopbe – Gun – Word Up" in Dutch Ultratop 50 Retrieved July 31, 2013. "Word Up – GUN" VRT in Dutch Top30-2radio2be Retrieved July 31, 2013. "Leschartscom – Gun – Word Up" in French Les classement single Retrieved July 31, 2013. "Offiziellechartsde – Gun – Word Up" GfK Entertainment Charts Retrieved July 31, 2013.

Tracklist

1 Word Up

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
580 664-2 Gun Word Up ‎(CD, Single) A&M Records 580 664-2 Europe 1994
580 667-2 Gun Word Up ‎(CD, Maxi, CD2) A&M Records 580 667-2 UK 1994
580 665-1 Gun Word Up ‎(12", Single) A&M Records 580 665-1 Europe 1994
580 675-2 Gun Word Up ‎(CD, Maxi) A&M Records 580 675-2 Europe 1994
AMDJ 1 Gun Word Up ‎(12", S/Sided, Promo) A&M Records AMDJ 1 UK 1995