Dirty Talk (Klein + M.B.O. song)

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"Dirty Talk"
Klein & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk.jpg
Single by Klein + M.B.O.
from the album First
GenreItalo disco[1]
  • Zanza
  • 25 West
  • Mario Boncaldo
  • Tony Carrasco
Klein + M.B.O. singles chronology
"Dirty Talk"
"More Dirty Talk"

"Dirty Talk" is a song by Klein + M.B.O. released as the first single from their debut studio album First.

Critical reception[edit]

Slant Magazine placed "Dirty Talk" at number 37 on its 100 Greatest Dance Songs, commenting "that the lack of effective sex banter doesn't at all hinder 1982's 'Dirty Talk' is a testament to the wonderfully nonsensical charms of Italo disco. [...] The percolating rhythms, though, were nothing to laugh at—that tubular bassline sounds suspiciously like a 303, and even if it wasn't, 'Dirty Talk' provided more than a few footsteps to house."[1]

Pitchfork Media included the song on The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

French recording duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker covered "Dirty Talk" for their 1998 EP Champagne,[3] and also included the song as a b-side for their single "1982".[4]

Cultural impact[edit]

The song's arrangement was later used in the 1983 song "Blue Monday" by New Order. In 2005, "Dirty Talk" was included on the compilation album Back to Mine: Pet Shop Boys by the Pet Shop Boys. In 2007, "Dirty Talk" was included on the compilation album Back to Mine: Röyksopp by Röyksopp,[5] which charted at number 24 on the Norwegian Albums Chart.[6] Timbaland used an uncredited sample of the song "Dirty Talk" on the song "Bounce" from his album Shock Value.[7]


Chart (1982) Peak
US Hot Dance Club Songs[8] 14


  1. ^ a b "100 Greatest Dance Songs". Slant Magazine. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott; Schreiber, Ryan, eds. (November 2008). The Pitchfork 500. Simon & Schuster. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-4165-6202-3.
  3. ^ "Miss Kittin And The Hacker* – Champagne! E.P." Discogs. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Miss Kittin And The Hacker* – 1982 (Champagne! Single) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  5. ^ Raman, Steven (1 June 2007). "Röyksopp – Back to Mine". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Röyksopp – Back to Mine". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  7. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (27 March 2007). "Timbaland: Timbaland Presents: Shock Value". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 29 March 2007.
  8. ^ "Klein & MBO – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 18 January 2014.