Baby Talk (Alisha song)

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"Baby Talk"
Single by Alisha
from the album Alisha
B-side "One Little Lie"
Released September 27, 1985
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1984
Genre Dance-pop, Synthpop, freestyle, R&B
Length 5:37 (Album Version)
6:45 (Extended Dance Mix)
4:04 (Radio Edit)
Label Vanguard Records
Writer(s) Greg Brown, Logankoya
Producer(s) Mark S. Berry
Alisha singles chronology
"Too Turned On"
(1985)
"Baby Talk
(1985)
"Stargazing"
(1985)

"Baby Talk" is a 1985 freestyle dance/pop single by Alisha. Originally recorded and released by Gregg Brown in 1984, Alisha's version was popular in the dance clubs and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart in December 1985.

Background and chart performance[edit]

"Baby Talk" was written by singer-songwriter Greg Brown and Logankoya. It was originally a single performed by Brown, released in the UK in 1984 on Beau-Jolly Records.[1] Alisha's version was produced by Mark S. Berry and released on Vanguard Records in September 1985 as the third single from her debut album Alisha. "Baby Talk" became Alisha's most successful single to date, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance charts in the final week of December 1985.[2] The single crossed over to the Hot 100 charts reaching No. 68 in February 1986,[3] and on the Hot Black Singles chart, peaking at No. 75. It was also released in the UK on Total Control Records,[4] and reached No. 67 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music Video[edit]

The music video featured Alisha entering a nightclub with one of the band members asking if the guy Alisha invited will show up to see her perform that night. Eventually, the guy does show to see Alisha perform the song and after she finished performing he surprises her and asks her if they want to go somewhere to talk.

Track listings[edit]

7" Single

  1. "Baby Talk" 4:04
  2. "One Little Lie" 4:24

12" Single

  1. "Baby Talk" 6:45
  2. "Baby Talk (Dub-Instrumental)" 5:36
  3. "Baby Talk (Dub, Vocal)" 4:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985/86) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 68
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 75
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
UK Singles Chart 67
German Singles Chart 19
Swiss Singles Chart 23[5]
Dutch Top 40 9
Belgian Singles Chart 1
French Singles Chart 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Gregg-Brown-Baby-Talk/release/3690645
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 19. 
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/1986-02-08/the-billboard-hot-100
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Alisha-Baby-Talk/release/3224654
  5. ^ hitparade.ch
Preceded by
"Takes a Little Time" by Total Contrast
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
December 28, 1985 – January 4, 1986
Succeeded by
"Go Home" by Stevie Wonder