"Get Down (You're the One for Me)" is the third single released by the Backstreet Boys from their international self-titled debut album. It was later included on their US debut album as well. In some countries "Get Down" was released as their debut single. The song features a rap with the first verse by Smooth T. of the group Fun Factory, and the second by band member A. J. McLean. When performed live, other than a few isolated cases in which Smooth T. was able to join the band, McLean raps alternate lyrics during Smooth T.'s verse. The alternate first rap verse was recorded for the song, and was used in the Markus Plastik Vocal Remix of the song is: "So get ready - ready for the flavor we are bringin' / It's time I set it off and get your body swingin' / When we're alone, girl, I wanna push up / Can I get it? (yeah!) Everybody throw your hands up." The song was premiered on the German music program, Radio Regenbogen, on February 17, 1996 in front of a live audience. The song won a MTV Europe Video Music Awards.


 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

  • UK
  1. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [LP Edit - No Rap] - 3:33
  2. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Dezign Radio I] - 3:58
  3. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [CL Vocal Journey Radio Edit] - 4:21
  4. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Markus Plastik Vocal Radio Edit] - 4:02
  5. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Dezign Dub Radio Edit] - 5:11
  1. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [LP Edit - No Rap] - 3:33
  2. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)" [Dezign Radio II] - 3:53
  3. "Album Medley (Backstreet Boys Present…)" - 6:57
  • Germany
  1. "Get Down (You're the One For Me" [LP Version] - 3:52
  2. "Get Down (You're the One For Me" [DEZIGN Radio Edit II] - 3:53
CD2 & Picture Disc Vinyl 12"
  1. "Get Down (You're the One For Me" [Smokin Beats Club Mix] - 7:14
  2. "Get Down (You're the One For Me" [Blue Haired Beats] - 7:56
  3. "Get Down (You're the One For Me" [Smokin Beats Dub] - 5:13
  4. "Get Down (You're the One For Me" [DEZIGN Dub] - 7:04

Music video[edit]Edit

In the music video the band sings and dances on the illuminated white top of a half-disco ball while inside a second disco ball, the individual panels of which each contains one or two people dancing to the song. Smooth T. appears and hovers above the band during his rap. The video was directed by Alan Calzatti. The filming of the video was done in April 1996.

Credits and personnel[edit]Edit

  • Produced By Bülent Aris and Toni Cottura
  • Vocal Recording By Hakan Wollard at Matiz Studios, Hamburg, Germany
  • Rap - Smooth T. of Fun Factory
  • All Instruments Programmed By Bülent Aris and Toni Cottura


Year Award Category Result
1996 MTV Europe Video Music Awards[1] MTV Select: Get Down (You're the One For Me) Won


Chart (1996) Peak


Australian Singles Chart 44
Austrian Singles Chart 4
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 5
Belgian (Walonia) Singles Chart 5
Canadian Singles Chart 6
Canadian RPMSingles Chart 39
Dutch Singles Chart 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[2] 8
Finnish Singles Chart 18
French Singles Chart 15
German Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 19
New Zealand Singles Chart 34
Swedish Singles Chart 17
Swiss Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart 14

End of year charts[edit]Edit

End of year chart (1996) Position
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 35
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[4] 45
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[5] 47
Dutch Singles Chart[6] 50
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 52
French Singles Chart[8] 73
German Singles Chart[9] 29
Swiss Singles Chart[10] 23

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