Naughty (album)

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Studio album by Chaka Khan
Released March 26, 1980
Recorded 1979–1980
Length 40:03
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Arif Mardin
Chaka Khan chronology
Masterjam (with Rufus)
(1979)String Module Error: Match not found1979
What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
(1981)What Cha' Gonna Do for Me1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B+) [2]

Naughty is the second solo album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1980.


Three singles were released from Naughty: the club hit "Clouds" (penned by Ashford & Simpson who also wrote Chaka's "I'm Every Woman"). "Clouds" features background vocals performed by a 16-year-old Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston (US R&B #10), "Get Ready, Get Set" (#48) and the big hit "Papillon (a.k.a. Hot Butterfly)" (#22). The album track "Our Love's in Danger" featured prominent background vocals from Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston. On Billboard's charts, the album reached #6 on Black Albums, #43 on Pop Albums.

Following the release of Naughty Khan reunited with Rufus for the recording of 1981's Camouflage. Her third solo album What Cha' Gonna Do For Me followed later that same year.

Naughty finally saw a United States CD re-release in 1998 as part of the Warner Bros. Black Music Ol' Skool series.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Clouds" Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson 4:28
2. "Get Ready, Get Set" Kathy Anderson, Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson 3:42
3. "Move Me No Mountain" Jerry Ragovoy, Aaron Schroeder 4:14
4. "Nothing's Gonna Take You Away" Deborah Ash, Bill King 3:42
5. "So Naughty" Charles Fleischer, Michael Mugrage 3:56
6. "Too Much Love" Dan Greer, Andrew Kastner, Jeff Wilson 3:53
7. "All Night's All Right" Weldon Dean Parks 4:26
8. "What You Did" Chaka Khan, Mark Stevens 3:58
9. "Papillon (a.k.a. Hot Butterfly)" Gregg Diamond 4:08
10. "Our Love's in Danger" Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson 3:36




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  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Naughty review". Robert Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  3. ^ Elias, Jason. "Naughty (Review)". Allmusic. 

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