HERE WE GO (LET’S ROCK N’ ROLL) by C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams & Zelma Davis

October 10, 2022

If you had a pulse in the late 80s and early 90s, chances are pretty good that you heard your fair share of music by C+C Music Factory. They were quite the rave and even made a brief comeback in 2010. 

One of their most popular songs was “Here We Go” (Let’s Rock & Roll). This one has a catchy beat and meaningful lyrics that have captivated fans from around the world. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about this song and the iconic band, C+C Music Factory.

Fun Facts:

  • “Here We Go” became a hit in 1991.
  • It was the second single released from the band’s album Gonna Make You Sweat. You may remember this from the song “Everybody Dance Now.”
  • “Here We Go” hit the #3 spot on the Billboard 100 list.
  • The song would also be ranked Number 7 for a time on the Billboard Hot list.
  • As a band, C+C Music Factory got its start in 1989.
  • The band was formed in America by longtime friends David Cole and Robert Civilis.
  • David Cole died in 1995 from AIDS complications. That was the same year that C+C Music Factory stopped recording music.
  • Mariah Carey and Boys II Men sang the song “One Sweet Day” in memory of Cole. 
  • Throughout its history, C+C Music Factory earned 35 awards from the music industry.
  • C+C Music Factory has been ranked the 44th most successful dance artist by Billboard Magazine.
  • During their time as a band, C+C Music Factory was recognized with two Video Music Awards by MTV.

Lyrics 

… Y’all want this party started, right?

Y’all want this party started quickly, right?

Y’all want this party started, right?

Y’all want this party started quickly, right?

Play that beat, play that beat. Bang!

Play that beat, play that beat. Bang ’em!

Play that beat, play that beat. Bang!

Play that beat, play that beat. Bang ’em!

Go, go, here we go!

Go, go, here we go!

Go, go, here we go! Ah!

Freak out!

Enter the jam,

The party is packed and I rap.

Girls wall to wall.

There’s my man hangin’ out at the back.

So I cruise, slide through the dance floor.

I never seen a club so “hype” before.

Get on the mic and get raw,

Back to back, front to front,

Door to door.

Ev’rybody dance to the new sound:

Rock ‘n’ roll, soul to soul.

Now, bring it on down from the bottom to the top

And the top to the bottom. Hmmm.

I got ’em.

People ev’rywhere, they jump,

They think, they hear,

They shake, they jam their ear, oh yeah.

So, loosen your body and let me take control.

Let’s rock and roll.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go.

We’re gonna rock and roll.

We’re gonna move your soul.

We’re gonna make you groove.

Ev’rybody move.

Ev’rybody move, yeah.

Ev’rybody move, yeah

Ah’ Freak out!

Whether you’re into club or dance or rap or acid,

Come on, get with it.

That’s it.

Throw your hands in the air.

Scream, “go, go, go.”

Rock ‘n’ roll will grow and flow and yo,

It will develop into a new form,

Break the norm, get warm

And then swarm come back again,

Tear it up and transform from

B.B. king to Bo Diddley.

Ed Sullivan was on the T.V. screen

To be seen with the Beatles

And The Jackson Five.

The Who, The Doors, The Rolling Stones

And even I’ve dibbled a bit to get wit’.

Helpin’ to prove that it’s legit, yet

Parents dissed it back to the days

The same way the dissed rap.

Are you amazed? So D.J.’s

Let’s rock and roll

Play that rock and roll:

Rock plus funk and soul

Get on up and dance, Yeah.

We’re gonna rock and roll.

We’re gonna move your soul.

We’re gonna make you groove.

Ev’rybody move.

Ev’rybody move, yeah.

Ev’rybody move, yeah

Ah’ Freak out!

Get on up.

Get on up. huh.

Get on up.

Get on up.

Get on up and dance, yeah.

Play that beat, play that beat. Bang!

Play that beat, play that beat. Bang ’em!

Go go go go go go go go.

Go go go go go go go.

Ah! Freak out!

On the dance floor is where we all get raw

Like a kid in a candy store.

So, get up, get out your seat and arise.

Ev’rybody, ev’rybody up and get “live”.

The C+C Music Factory is mastery

And full fo jams that have to be pumped

‘Til your ears get sore.

Live from Brooklyn out to the California seashore,

We came to rock and roll,

To get on down to somethin’ funky with soul.

Rob and Dave seduced it and I juiced it,

Spruced it, mass produced it, and you proofed it.

Party people, if your havin’ a good time

And singin’ along to my rhyme,

This goes out to the young and to the old,

Let’s rock and roll.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go. Here we go.

Here we go rock and roll.

We’re gonna move your soul.

We’re gonna make you groove.

Ev’rybody move. Ev’rybody move, yeah.

Ev’rybody move, yeah.

We’re gonna rock and roll.

We’re gonna move your soul.

We’re gonna make you groove.

Ev’rybody move. Ev’rybody move, yeah.

Ev’rybody move, yeah.

We’re gonna rock and roll to please your soul.

Roll and roll to please your soul.

We’re gonna rock and roll to please your soul.

Roll and roll to please your soul.

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