Baby Sister

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This article is about the song. For the film, see Baby Sister (film).
"Baby Sister"
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Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album Imagination
Released April 12, 1985 (1985-04-12) (Japan)
August 8, 1985 (USA)
Format 7" single
Recorded March 1985
Length 3:09
  • Goetzman
  • Piccirillo
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"Private Joy"
"Baby Sister"
"He's a Pretender"
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"Baby Sister" is a 1985 single by American singer La Toya Jackson, the final taken from her fourth album Imagination; which was released the following year. The single was released on April 12, 1985 in a 7" format in Japan and later on August 8, 1985 in the United States.


Allmusic described the song as "too cute and overdone to be taken seriously" however The Baltimore Afro-American complimented the track as "new waveish" "ear candy".[1][2] The single is most notable for being a winner of the "Outstanding Song Award" at the sixteenth annual World Popular Song Festival on October 27, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan, where Jackson performed the song live with younger sister Janet on backup vocals.[3][4] Jackson brought home a silver medallion and $1000 in prize money.[5] The single includes an instrumental mix of "Baby Sister".

Track listing[edit]

JP 7" single (07SP 927)[6]
  1. Album version – 3:09
  2. Album instrumental version – 4:12

Janice Marie Johnson version[edit]

The song originally appeared on Janice Marie Johnson's 1984 solo album One Taste of Honey. Johnson is best known as a member of the band A Taste of Honey.