Starchild (Teena Marie album)

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Starchild
Studio album by Teena Marie
Released November 11, 1984
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre R&B, Freestyle
Length 45:36
Label Epic
Producer Teena Marie
Teena Marie chronology
Robbery
(1983)
Starchild
(1984)
Emerald City
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Starchild is the sixth album by Teena Marie, released in 1984. Following the relative commercial failure of her previous album, Robbery, Starchild became the highest-selling album of Marie's career. It peaked at #9 on the US Black Albums chart and #31 on the Billboard Albums chart. Lead single "Lovergirl" became a major hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Marie's only top 30 hit on that chart). The track "My Dear Mr. Gaye" is a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who had been fatally shot and killed by his father on April 1, 1984. It has been rereleased by SoulMusic Records in 2012 as an Expanded Edition, containing 5 mixes as bonus tracks (see track listing below).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Teena Marie, except where noted.

  1. Lovergirl – 4:54
  2. Help Youngblood Get to the Freaky Party (Bendrix, Marie) – 5:44
  3. Out on a Limb – 6:37
  4. Alibi (Marie, Fred Mirza) – 5:23
  5. Jammin' – 5:52
  6. Starchild – 5:35
  7. We've Got to Stop (Meeting Like This) (Teena Marie featuring Ronnie McNeir) – 5:07
  8. My Dear Mr. Gaye (Marie, Penny "P.J." Johnson, Leon Ware) – 5:28
  9. Light – 1:17
Expanded Edition
  1. Lovergirl (US Single) - 3:59
  2. Lovergirl (US Special 12" Dance Mix) - 5:53
  3. Lovergirl (US Single - Instrumental) - 6:10
  4. Jammin' (Dance Mix - Long Version) - 8:20
  5. Out On A Limb (US 12" Single Edit) - 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Starchild adapted from Allmusic[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "Lovergirl"
  • "Jammin'"
  • "Out on a Limb"

References[edit]