"We Got the Beat" is a song recorded by the American rock band The Go-Go's. Written by the group's lead guitarist Charlotte Caffey, the band recorded the song in 1980 and it was released as a single in the UK on Stiff Records. This single release brought the Go-Go's underground credibility in the UK and managed to climb to number 35 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart due to the popularity of the song in clubs as an import.
The following year the Go-Go's re-recorded the song for their debut album Beauty and the Beat. Released as the album's second single, "We Got the Beat" became the Go-Go's biggest hit, spending three weeks at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, behind Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'N Roll". It was during the song's time in the U.S. top ten that Beauty and the Beat topped the U.S. Billboard 200.