Baby Love (Regina song)

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"Baby Love"
Single by Regina
from the album Curiosity
Released May 13, 1986
Format CD single, Vinyl single, Cassette single
Recorded December 1985—January 1986
Genre Pop, dance
Length 6:35
Regina chronology

"Baby Love" is a 1986 crossover hit single by Brooklyn-born singer Regina. The single hit number one on the dance charts for two weeks in mid-1986.[1] The single also crossed over to the pop singles chart, where it peaked at #10 and #30 on the Soul Singles chart. "Baby Love" would be her only single to chart on both the Pop and Soul Singles chart.[2]

The song was written by Stephen Bray, Regina Richards & Mary Kessler. Bray had written several hits for Madonna. It was intended for Madonna, with Regina deciding to record the song herself when Madonna declined. With Bray's production, it sounded similar to Madonna's own recordings and was sometimes mistaken for one.[3]

Dannii Minogue version[edit]

"Baby Love"
Single by Dannii Minogue
from the album Love and Kisses
Released October 7, 1991 (1991-10-07)
Format CD single, Vinyl single, Cassette single
Recorded New York City, United States
Genre Pop, dance
Label MCA, Universal, Mushroom
Writer(s) Stephen Bray, R. Richards, M. Kessler
Producer(s) Les Adams, Emma Freilich, Andy Whitmore
Dannii Minogue Australian chronology
"Jump to the Beat"
(1990)
"Baby Love"
(1991)
"Show You the Way to Go"
(1992)
Dannii Minogue European chronology
"Jump to the Beat"
(1991)
"Baby Love"
(1991)
"I Don't Wanna Take This Pain"
(1991)

"Baby Love" was covered by Australian singer Dannii Minogue for her debut album Love and Kisses (1991). The song was written by Stephen Bray and originally released by dance artist Regina Richards in a more R&B musical style. Minogue recorded her version for the European release of her album and its original pop mix can be found on its single release. The song was produced by Les Adams, Emma Freilich and Andy Whitmore. The remix by Steve 'Silk' Hurley was released as the fourth single in the fourth quarter of 1991. It reached the top-twenty in Ireland and the United Kingdom, becoming Minogue's fourth top twenty single. In Australia, the song charted within the top thirty. The remixes of the song done by Steve 'Silk' Hurly were successful in dance clubs and are credited with giving Minogue a new sound and image to work with on future releases.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Baby Love".

CD single (Europe and Australia)
  1. "Baby Love" (Silky 70's edit)
  2. "Baby Love" (Silky 70's 12" mix)
  3. "Baby Love" (Maurice's House remix)
Cassette single
  1. "Baby Love" (Silky 70's edit)
  2. "Baby Love" (Maurice's House remix)
Vinyl single
  1. "Baby Love" (Silky 70's edit)
  2. "Baby Love" (Maurice's House remix)
  3. "Baby Love" (Maurice's House Mo Dub 4 Ya mix)
Vinyl promotional single
  1. "Baby Love" (Silky 70's Mix)
  2. "Baby Love" (E-Smooves Groove mix)
  3. "Baby Love" (Silky 70'S dub)
  4. "Baby Love" (Maurice's House mix)
  5. "Baby Love" (Maurice's Mo Dub 4 Ya mix)

Note: "Baby Love" is one of only two singles release by Minogue that did not receive a CD format release in the UK.

Personnel[edit]

  • Dannii Minogue – lead vocals
  • Les Adams, Emma Freilich, Andy Whitmore – production
  • Steve 'Silk' Hurley – remix, additional production
  • Simon Fowler – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[4] 20
UK Singles Chart[5] 50
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs 1
U.S. Hot Black Singles 30
Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[6] 26
Irish Singles Chart[7] 18
UK Singles Chart[8] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 216. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 489. 
  3. ^ "Regina - Baby Love". last.fm. 
  4. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 45, No. 2, October 4, 1986". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. 1986-10-04. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Discography Dannii Minogue". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved April 14, 2008.
  7. ^ "Search Charts". IrishCharts.ie. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  8. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". everyHit.com. Retrieved April 15, 2008.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Jump Back (Set Me Free)" by Dhar Braxton
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Regina version)
June 28, 1986 – July 5, 1986
Succeeded by
"Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel