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You Gotta Be

"You Gotta Be" is a R&B and soul song by British singer Des'ree, written by the singer with the track's producer, Ashley Ingram. It was the third song on Des'ree's second album I Ain't Movin', and the first song on that album's US version.

The song was released as a single around the world in 1994, becoming a top-forty hit in several countries and a top-ten hit in the United States and Australia. As of 13 June 1998 the single sold 358,000 copies in United States, and it received Gold certifications in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The song was used in several television advertisements over the following years, and a 1999 remix single became a top-ten hit in Des'ree's native UK and a number-one hit in Spain. In 2003, Q Magazine ranked "You Gotta Be" at number 562 in their list of the "1001 Best Songs Ever".

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