Do Me, Baby
|"Do Me, Baby"|
US promotional 7" single
|Single by Prince|
|from the album Controversy|
|Released||July 16, 1982|
|Format||7" promo single|
|Recorded||Uptown, Sunset Sound, Hollywood Sound, 1981|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Length||3:57 (7" edit)
7:47 (Album version)
|Songwriter(s)||Andre Cymone, erroneously credited to Prince|
|Prince singles chronology|
|Prince (UK) singles chronology|
"Do Me, Baby" is a 1982 ballad performed by Prince, from his fourth album, Controversy. Although it was credited as being written by him, it was in fact written by his former bassist and childhood friend Andre Cymone. It was released as the third and final US single from the album. With a running time of almost eight minutes, it is the longest track on the album. It was later included on his 1993 compilation The Hits/The B-Sides. The song was notably covered in 1986 by R&B singer Meli'sa Morgan, whose version reached #46 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The single did not chart until a cover version by R&B singer Meli'sa Morgan was released as the lead single from her debut album of the same name. In 1986, Morgan's version went to number one on Billboard's R&B Singles chart, and number forty-six on the Billboard Hot 100.
- "Do Me, Baby" (edit) – 3:57
- "Private Joy" – 4:25
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 414.
- "Makaveli's 'To Live & Die in L.A.' sample of Prince's 'Do Me, Baby'". WhoSampled.com. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
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