Can We Talk

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For the album by Sanchez, see Can We Talk?.
"Can We Talk"
Single by Tevin Campbell
from the album I'm Ready
Released September 30, 1993
Format CD single, Cassette single
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 4:45
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) Babyface
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Tevin Campbell singles chronology
"One Song "
"Can We Talk"
"I'm Ready"

"Can We Talk" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Tevin Campbell and composed and produced by Babyface. It was the first single to be released from his double platinum second release I'm Ready. The song hit top ten on the pop charts peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and spent a total of three weeks at number one on the US R&B chart.[2] The song was also Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Male. It was also nominated and later won the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Male ("Can We Talk"). Cover versions of the hit song have been done by The Whispers, Sanchez, and Kirk Whalum[3] (on his 2005 album Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook). This song was also revived by British boyband Code Red in 1996,[4] and more recently by Japanese/Korean singer June in 2008.[5]

Track Listings[edit]

US Single

  1. Can We Talk
  2. Look What We'd Have (If You Were Mine)

US Promo CD

  1. Can We Talk (Remix Radio Version) 3:53
  2. Can We Talk (Full Remix) 4:55
  3. Can We Talk (Let's Talkstramental Mix) 4:26
  4. Can We Talk (Backward Beats Mix) 4:21
  5. Can We Talk (Album Radio Edit) 4:21

Europe CD

  1. Can We Talk (Edit) 4:21
  2. Strawberry Letter (Club Mix) 6:28
  3. Strawberry Letter (LP Version) 4:07
  4. Strawberry Letter (QD III Mix With Rap) 4:12


End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 36


  1. ^ Chart History (website has changed layout, link needs updating)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 99. 
  3. ^ "Music Video". 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Music Video". 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  5. ^ "JUNE - Can We Talk ( JUNE mix )". YouTube. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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