|"Do What I Gotta Do"|
|Single by Ralph Tresvant|
|from the album Ralph Tresvant|
|Released||May 13, 1991|
|Producer(s)||Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis|
|Ralph Tresvant singles chronology|
"Do What I Gotta Do" is a song performed by American contemporary R&B singer Ralph Tresvant, issued as the third single from his eponymous debut album. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B singles chart in 1991.Although it failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it entered the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, peaking at No. 54 in August 1991.
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The official music video for the song was directed by Stefan Würnitzer.
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|US Hot 100 Singles Sales ( Billboard )||54|
|US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard)||26|
|US Hot R&B Singles (Billboard)||2|
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