Give It to Me Baby

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"Give It to Me Baby"
Single by Rick James
from the album Street Songs
Released February 20, 1981
Format Vinyl record (7")
Genre R&B, funk, disco
Length 4:08
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Rick James
Rick James singles chronology
"Big Time"
"Give It to Me Baby"
"Super Freak"
Music video
"Give It To Me Baby" on YouTube

"Give It to Me Baby" is the title of a 1981 song by American R&B / funk singer Rick James. Taken from his album Street Songs, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at No. 40 and spent five weeks at No. 1 on the R&B chart.[1] Along with two other tracks from Street Songs, "Super Freak" and "Ghetto Life", topped the American dance chart for three weeks in the summer of 1981.[2] The song proved to be even more successful with R&B and dance club audiences. This song was also featured in the 1999 romantic comedy film She's All That as the theme soundtrack for the eccentric character Brock Hudson (played by Matthew Lillard), and was also featured in the video games Scarface: The World is Yours and in Grand Theft Auto V, on the radio station Space 103.2. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "I'm All That" used a sample of the song as the opening track from the Homebase album in 1991.


Parts of the track were sampled or interpolated on:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 291. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 134. 

"Jay-Z Feat. Omillio Sparks, Pharrell and Shay HaleyI Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)." WhoSampled. Ed. JuniorXL. Limited, n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.

Preceded by
"What Cha' Gonna Do For Me" by Chaka Khan
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
June 13, 1981 – July 11, 1981
Succeeded by
"Double Dutch Bus" by Frankie Smith
Preceded by
"Try It Out" / "Hold Tight" by Gino Soccio
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
with "Super Freak" and "Ghetto Life"

July 25, 1981 – August 8, 1981
Succeeded by
"I'm in Love" by Evelyn King