Girl Talk (TLC song)

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"Girl Talk"
Single by TLC
from the album 3D
B-side "Get Away"
Released September 8, 2002
Format CD single, maxi single, 12"
Genre Crunk&B, hip hop
Length 3:35
Label Arista
Writer(s) Lisa Lopes, Anita McLoud, Edmund Clement, Kandi Burruss, Tionne Watkins
Producer(s) Eddie Hustle
Certification Gold (RIAA)
TLC singles chronology
"Dear Lie"
(1999)
"Girl Talk"
(2002)
"Hands Up"
(2002)
3D track listing
"Quickie"
(2)
"Girl Talk"
(3)
"Turntable"
(4)

"Girl Talk" is a song by American R&B recording group TLC. It was written by band members Lisa Lopes and Tionne Watkins along with Anita McLoud, Edmund "Eddie Hustle" Clement, and Kandi Burruss for the group's fourth studio album, 3D (2002). Featuring production by Hustle, it was released as the album's lead single in North America in September 2002 and worldwide in December 2002, along with a previously unreleased song "Get Away". While the song contains vocals by Lopes, The music video for "Girl Talk" marked the band's first release without Lisa Lopes, following her death in April of the same year.

Upon its release, "Girl Talk" reached number 3 on the US Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] becoming the group's 13th top 20 entry on the latter chart. In addition, the song reached the top twenty in Denmark and New Zealand, and the top thirty of the UK Singles Chart. The song appears in the Nintendo Gamecube and Xbox game Freestyle Street Soccer.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and filmed in late October 2002 after Lisa Lopes' death. The video depicts the two remaining members, T-Boz & Chilli, in three different locations; The Dirty South, Tokyo and Africa, dancing and talking with other girls, representing how girls all over the world "talk". An animated segment in used during Left Eye's rap verse, where all three girls appear as cartoon versions of themselves. The video ends with a tribute to Left Eye whichever reads: "In Loving Memory of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes".

Track listing[edit]

European CD maxi single, Australian CD maxi single
  1. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Jacknife Lee Remix) – 3:50
  3. "Girl Talk" (Kidstuff Vocal Mix) – 7:53
  4. "Get Away" – 4:14
UK CD single 1, UK 12" single
  1. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Jacknife Lee Remix) – 3:50
  3. "Girl Talk" (Kidstuff Vocal Mix) – 7:53
UK CD single 2
  1. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  2. "No Scrubs" – 3:39
  3. "Waterfalls" – 4:38
European CD single
  1. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Jacknife Lee Remix) – 3:50
US 12" single
  1. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Instrumental) - 3:34
  3. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  4. "Girl Talk" (A Cappella) - 3:17
US promo CD single
  1. "Girl Talk" (Radio Mix) - 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Instrumental) – 3:37
US DVD single
  1. "Hands Up" (Music Video) – 4:01
  2. "Girl Talk" (Music Video) – 3:43
  3. Photo gallery slideshow – 0:32

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 46
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 13
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 79
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 96
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 7

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