New Attitude (song)

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"New Attitude"
Patti LaBelle New Attitude.jpg
Single by Patti LaBelle
from the album Beverly Hills Cop
Released December 1984
Recorded September 1984
Genre Dance-rock, synthpop
Label MCA
Writer(s) Sharon Teresa Robinson, Jon Gilutin, Bunny Hull
Patti LaBelle singles chronology
"Love Has Finally Come at Last" (w/Bobby Womack)
"New Attitude"
"Stir It Up"
Music video
"New Attitude" on YouTube

"New Attitude" is a song performed by Patti LaBelle and written by Sharon Teresa Robinson, Jon Gilutin, and Bunny Hull. It was released in December 1984 and helped launch LaBelle's solo career as a pop music singer after the singer had spent seven years without a crossover pop hit following the break-up of Labelle.

Background and composition[edit]

In 1984, Patti LaBelle began taking part in films, participating in her first acting role in the acclaimed film, A Soldier's Story. Around the same time, producers of the film, Beverly Hills Cop, were busy putting together a soundtrack for the film, and called on LaBelle to record two songs for its soundtrack. "New Attitude", a song about a woman changing her outlook on life both emotionally and physically, was composed by Sharon Robinson, Jon Gilutin and Bunny Hull and produced by Harold Faltermeyer. The song was different from previous LaBelle recordings, which had been mostly pop ballads with occasional stabs at dance music and R&B, focusing on a synthpop direction. Prior to that, LaBelle had recorded a similar synthpop song, "I'll Never, Never Give Up" from her first gold album, I'm In Love Again, in 1983. It was LaBelle's first MCA single, released in December 1984.


The song climbed to number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Music chart in a remixed form in 1986.[1] It also peaked at number three on the Hot R&B Singles chart in 1986. The singer shot the first music video of her career with the song, which was shot at a fashion store.

In other media[edit]


  1. ^ "Billboard Singles". All Media Guide / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
Preceded by
"This Is My Night" by Chaka Khan
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(with "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer)

March 9, 1985 – March 16, 1985
Succeeded by
"Bad Habits" by Jenny Burton