Baby It's Me

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Baby It's Me
Diana-baby.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 1977
Recorded1977
StudioStudio 55 (Hollywood, California)
Genre
Length41:41
LabelMotown
ProducerRichard Perry
Diana Ross chronology
An Evening with Diana Ross
(1977)
Baby It's Me
(1977)
Ross
(1978)
Singles from Baby It's Me
  1. "Gettin' Ready for Love"
    Released: October 16, 1977
  2. "Your Love Is So Good for Me"
    Released: January 24, 1978
  3. "Top of the World"
    Released: February 1978
  4. "You Got It"
    Released: April 13, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]
Rolling Stone(Positive) [3]
Warr.org4/5 stars [4]

Baby It's Me is the eight studio album released by American singer Diana Ross in 1977 on the Motown label that peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and #7 on the R&B album chart. The album was produced by producer Richard Perry. The LP yielded one Top 40 hit, "Gettin' Ready for Love", reaching number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Other charting singles released from the album include "You Got It" and "Your Love Is So Good for Me," the latter receiving a Grammy nomination.

The album also included cover versions of songs written and previously recorded by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and Melissa Manchester.

Adult Contemporary airplay drove the success of this album, with both "Gettin' Ready for Love" (#8)[5] and "You Got It" (#9) being Top 10 hits on that chart, while the newly formed Billboard Dance charts ranked "Your Love Is So Good For Me" Top 15. Although this album never made the UK charts it was certified Silver for UK sales in excess of 60,000 copies.[6]

Ross would continue to work with Perry including on her pairing with international vocalist, Julio Iglesias on their duet, "All of You" several years later.

The album was re-released in 2014 in an Expanded Edition with 11 extra tracks (in digital format only). The bonus tracks included 2014 mixes of a number of the original cuts (often in longer unedited versions with additional vocals) as well as four unreleased songs from the album sessions "Brass Band", "Country John", "Room Enough For Two" and a cover version of Peter Frampton's 1975 hit "Baby, I Love Your Way".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Gettin' Ready for Love"2:45
2."You Got It"3:55
3."Baby It's Me"
3:09
4."Too Shy To Say"Stevie Wonder3:15
5."Your Love Is So Good for Me"Ken Peterson4:14
6."Top Of The World"Snow3:06
7."All Night Lover"
  • Ragovoy
  • Len Roberts
3:33
8."Confide In Me"
3:32
9."The Same Love That Made Me Laugh"Bill Withers3:56
10."Come In From The Rain"3:58

Personnel[edit]

Technical (7)
  • Howard Steele - recording and remix engineer
  • David Larkham - art direction
  • Victor Skrebneski - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977/78) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 81
United States (Billboard 200)[8] 18

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Sources and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Baby It's Me at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  4. ^ Warr.org Review
  5. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/adult-contemporary/1978-01-14
  6. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 259. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Diana Ross US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Baby It's Me". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Baby It's Me in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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