Baby, Come to Me (Patti Austin and James Ingram song)

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"Baby, Come to Me"
7" Japan single
Single by Patti Austin and James Ingram
from the album Every Home Should Have One
B-side "Solero"
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre R&B
Length 3:31
Label Qwest
Writer(s) Rod Temperton
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Patti Austin singles chronology
"Every Home Should Have One"
(1982)
"Baby, Come to Me"
(1982)
"How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
(1983)

"Baby, Come to Me" is a classic love ballad written by Rod Temperton for a male-female duet. The original version, performed by Patti Austin and James Ingram (with Michael McDonald contributing background vocals), and produced by Quincy Jones, appears on Austin's 1981 album, Every Home Should Have One. When first released as a single, it had minor chart success in early 1982, peaking at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. Later that year, it gained new exposure as the romantic theme song for Luke Spencer, a leading character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. ABC received so many inquiries about the song that Warner Brothers decided to re-release it as a single, and reached number one on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in early 1983.[1]

Among artists who have covered the song are Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle, the Captain and Tennille, Dalida, Daryl Hall, Laura Fygi, and Stephanie Winslow.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)