Do What I Gotta Do

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"Do What I Gotta Do"
Ralph Tresvant - Do What I Gotta Do single cover.jpg
Single by Ralph Tresvant
from the album Ralph Tresvant
ReleasedMay 13, 1991 (1991-05-13) [1]
Format
Recorded1990 (1990)
Genre R&B
Length5:43
Label MCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis [3]
Ralph Tresvant singles chronology
"Word to the Mutha!"
(1991)
"Do What I Gotta Do"
(1991)
"Rated R"
(1991)
Music video
"Do What I Gotta Do" on YouTube

"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. [4] 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.

Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.

Ralph Tresvant American singer

Ralph Edward Tresvant, also known as Rizz and Rizzo, is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer, best known as the lead singer of R&B group New Edition. As a solo artist, Tresvant released the album Ralph Tresvant (1990). In 2008, he began touring with Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill in a new group named Heads of State.

Single (music) Type of music release usually containing one or two tracks

In the music industry, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.

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Music video

The official music video for the song was directed by Stefan Würnitzer. [5]

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

Chart positions

Chart (1991) [4] Peak
position
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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