Do Me, Baby

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"Do Me, Baby"
US promotional 7" single
Single by Prince
from the album Controversy
B-side "Private Joy"
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)
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Andre Cymone, erroneously credited to Prince[citation needed]
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Let's Work"
"Do Me, Baby"
"Let's Work"
"Do Me, Baby"
Prince (UK) singles chronology
"Let's Work"
(1982) Let's Work1982
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(1982) 19991982

"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.[citation needed] 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.

Cover version[edit]

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.[1]


It was used as a sample in the 2Pac single "To Live & Die in L.A."[2] and MoKenStef's "He's Mine." Jodeci also sampled the song on the track, "What About Us" in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do Me, Baby" (edit) – 3:57
  2. "Private Joy" – 4:25

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 414. 
  2. ^ "Makaveli's 'To Live & Die in L.A.' sample of Prince's 'Do Me, Baby'". Retrieved 2016-10-26. 

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Preceded by
"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single (Meli'sa Morgan version)
February 15 - March 1, 1986
Succeeded by
"How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston