Bad Boys (DeBarge album)

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Bad Boys
Bad Boys DeBarge.jpg
Studio album by DeBarge
Released November 25, 1987
Genre R&B
Length 36:10
Label Striped Horse
Producer Bobby DeBarge
DeBarge chronology
Greatest Hits
Bad Boys
Back on Track
Singles from Bad Boys
  1. "Dance All Night"
    Released: 1987
  2. "I Got You Babe"
    Released: 1988

Bad Boys is the fifth studio album released by R&B group DeBarge in 1987, after both El DeBarge and Bunny DeBarge had left the lineup.

When El and Bunny DeBarge left the group, remaining members James, Mark and Randy left Motown Records after a seven-year tenure in 1986 and signed with the local Striped Horse label. They then called on eldest brother Bobby (formerly of the group Switch) to join the lineup and produce their album.

With James and Bobby DeBarge now alternating as the lead vocalists, the group released the album in 1987 and released two singles: "Dance All Night", which became the group's last R&B hit, peaking at number 33, and the ballad "I Got You Babe", which fizzled at number 73. The group would later appear on the Punky Brewster show with brother Chico tagging along (Chico, then having a hit with "Talk to Me", opened for his brothers during a tour).

Because of limited promotion from the little label and no other attention brought into the El-less lineup, the album fizzled, and after Bobby and Chico were arrested for drug possession (eventually serving six years in prison), the remaining trio disbanded altogether in 1989.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dance All Night" (3:41)
  2. "We're Havin' Fun" (3:33)
  3. "You're a Big Boy" (4:31)
  4. "You're Not the Only One" (3:10)
  5. "All Over" (4:25)
  6. "Say You Do" (4:25)
  7. "I Got You Babe" (4:38)
  8. "Take It to the Top" (3:18)
  9. "Every Time I Think of You" (4:29)