Dr. Beat (4:19)

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“Dr. Beat” is the first international single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their first English language but eighth studio album overall Eyes Of Innocence. The single was released worldwide in 1984 becoming a top success across Europe where the album impacted the charts with this hit.

Song history

“Dr. Beat” was not quite as popular in the US as some of their later singles, only peaking at number 15 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. However, it has become one of the group’s biggest international hits, reaching the Top 10 in Spain and peaking at number 6 in the United Kingdom.

The song has maintained popularity through inclusion on a number of 1980s retrospective albums. It also became popular again in 2005 when dance artist Mylo mashed the song up with his hit “Drop The Pressure” to create “Doctor Pressure”, which became a hit single in its own right.

The single was certified Silver by the BPI in the United Kingdom for its sales of 200,000 copies and Gold by the ARIA in Australia for its sales of 35,000 units


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  • nosolomusica

    Me encanta esta canción. No puedo dejar de escucharla, can't stop listening Dr. Beat! Won't you help me Dr. Beat? I like the sound y la estética de Miami in the 80's :-D

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ProgRocker153

    Be careful with Gloria....The Rhythm Is Going To Get You

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    The guitar licks!

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • codyboy231981

    love this woman

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
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  • hualon

    God bless atheism!

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Dr. Beat" was her first major hit. It still sounds good! Gloria's voice is lively throughout the song.

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Rozzen

    my mum used to play this song ALL THE TIME when I was really young so it's really nostalgic for me

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • korkycat

    A dose of gloria twice daily would cure all my problems. What a great singer especially when she sings in spanish.

    3 Dec 2008 Reply

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