B Boy Baby

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"B Boy Baby"
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Single by Mutya Buena featuring Amy Winehouse
from the album Real Girl
Released 23 December 2007 (UK)
Format
Recorded 2006
Genre
Length 3:54
Label 4th & B'way
Writer(s)
  • Phil Spector
  • Ellie Greenwich
  • Jeff Barry
  • Craig Klepto Tucker
  • Peter Celik
  • Angela Hunte
Producer(s) Salaam Remi
Mutya Buena singles chronology
"Just a Little Bit"
(2007)
"B Boy Baby"
(2007)
Amy Winehouse singles chronology
"Love Is a Losing Game"
(2007)
"B Boy Baby"
(2007)
"Body and Soul"
(2011)
Alternative cover
Promotional cover

"B Boy Baby" is a song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry Craig Klepto Tucker, Peter Celik and Angela Hunte. It was produced by Salaam Remi for Mutya Buena's debut album, Real Girl, and was released as the fourth and final single from the album.

Background[edit]

It borrows melodic and lyrical passages from "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes. The chorus to Buena's version is sung by British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse. The single was a commercial failure for Mutya and her label, charting at number 73 on the UK Top 75. However, promotion for the single managed to get the album back into the UK Albums Chart, debuting at number 88 and peaking at number 83. "B Boy Baby" has since been used in various adverts on UK television. The single had a brief rebirth of minor success in America with a leaked remix featuring rappers Klepto and Complex. Record labels were never able to obtain distribution rights and the remixed single was only released on the artists personal mixtape titled Why U Mad Vol. 1 and later on YouTube.[1] In 2008, the song surged in downloads and peaked at number one on the Greek's iTunes Top 10 Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on 4Music on 4 December 2007.[2] It was filmed in Millennium Square, Bristol, and features "The Physical Jerks" – a group of break dancers. Amy Winehouse was supposed to be featured in the video, however due to her personal issues going on at the time she failed to appear.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "B Boy Baby" (Radio Edit) – 3:02
  2. "Fast Car" (Radio 1 Live Lounge Session) – 3:12
  3. "B Boy Baby" (Video) – 3:05
  1. "B Boy Baby" (Radio Edit) – 3:02
  2. "B Boy Baby" (Soul Seekerz Remix) – 5:36
  3. "B Boy Baby" (Music Kidz Remix) – 6:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 73

References[edit]

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