Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip

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Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip (album cover).png
Studio album by TLC
Released February 25, 1992
Recorded June—December 1991
Studio Doppler Studios
Studio LaCoCo
Bosstown Recording Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
House of Hits
(Chestnut Ridge, New York)
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 55:32
Label
Producer
TLC chronology
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
(1992)
CrazySexyCool
(1994)
Singles from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  1. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
    Released: November 22, 1991
  2. "Baby-Baby-Baby"
    Released: April 29, 1992
  3. "What About Your Friends"
    Released: August 28, 1992
  4. "Hat 2 da Back"
    Released: September 3, 1992

Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip is the debut studio album by American girl group TLC, released on February 25, 1992, via LaFace/Arista Records. The title of the album comes from the last line of Left Eye's rap on "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg."

The album peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart. By May 1996, it was certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA for shipping four million copies in the United States. The album is TLC's third most successful album, (after FanMail and CrazySexyCool in that order) selling well over six million copies worldwide.[2]

Background[edit]

TLC signed their first contract with LaFace Records on August 16, 1991 and began production on their debut album. For the album, TLC collaborated with Babyface, L.A. Reid, Dallas Austin, Da Funky Bunch, Jermaine Dupri and Marley Marl, who helped Lopes with the songwriting. Production finished in December 1991.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[5]
Robert Christgau (neither)[6]

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly praised the effort as well as the group and its message, calling TLC "a perfect pop group for the times."[5] In a fairly positive review, Steve Huey of AllMusic states that "although it's uneven, the best moments of On the TLC Tip deserved their popularity, and set the stage for the group's blockbuster success the next time out."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at 14 on the US Billboard 200 and reached the third spot on the R&B Albums chart.[7] According to Nielsen SoundScan it sold 2.5 million copies in the US.[8] It was eventually certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA for shipping four million copies in the US.[9] The album has sold a total of six million copies worldwide.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     0:30
2. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" Austin 5:36
3. "Shock Dat Monkey"
  • Reid
  • Babyface
  • Simmons (co.)
  • Kayo (co.)
5:08
4. "Intermission I"     0:19
5. "Hat 2 da Back"
  • Austin
  • Lopes
  • Kevin Wales
Austin 4:16
6. "Das da Way We Like 'Em" Marl 5:01
7. "What About Your Friends"
  • Austin
  • Lopes
Austin 4:53
8. "His Story" Austin Austin 4:23
9. "Intermission II"     0:59
10. "Bad by Myself"
  • Dupri
  • Da Funky Bunch
3:55
11. "Somethin' You Wanna Know"
  • Simmons
  • Babyface
  • Reid
  • Lopes
  • Kayo
  • Simmons
  • Kayo
5:43
12. "Baby-Baby-Baby"
  • Reid
  • Babyface
  • Simmons
  • Reid
  • Babyface
  • Simmons
5:15
13. "This Is How It Should Be Done"
  • Lopes
  • Marl
Marl 4:27
14. "Depend on Myself"
  • Austin
  • Lopes
Austin 4:11
15. "Conclusion"     0:48

Sample credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992)[7] Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 99
US Billboard 200 14
US Heatseekers 2
US R&B Albums 3

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from AllMusic.[12]

  • Constance Armstrong – coordination
  • Dallas Austin – arranger, mixing, producer, shouts, keyboards, drum programming, bass, guitar
  • Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds – executive producer, keyboards, synthesizer, producer
  • Mary Brown – background vocals
  • Marie Davis – hair stylist
  • Da Funky Bunch – producer
  • Jermaine Dupri – arranger, instrumentation, mixing, producer, programming, vocal arrangement
  • Mitch Eaton – assistant engineer
  • Melvin "E-locc" Davis – shouts
  • Dionne Farris – vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Fabian Ford – shouts
  • Frank Heller – engineer
  • Seldon "Big Wally" Henderson – strings
  • Kevin "Kayo" Roberson – synthesized bass, producer, background vocals
  • John Kellman-Grier – make-up
  • Debra Killings – background vocals
  • Michael Lavine – photography
  • Darren Lighty – keyboards, programming
  • Calvin Lowery – art direction, design
  • Marley Marl – arranger, mixing, producer
  • Marsha McClurkin – background vocals
  • John Pace – engineer
  • Brandi Parisi – assistant engineer
  • Donald Parks – MIDI programming
  • Herb Powers – mastering
  • Darin Prindle – engineer
  • Antonio "L.A." Reid – drum programming, mixing, percussion, producer, executive producer
  • Perri Reid – art coordinator
  • John Rogers – assistant engineer
  • Steve "Stizz" S'berg – assistant engineer
  • Rick Sheppard – programming, sampling
  • Daryl "DeRock" Simmons – keyboards, vocal arrangement, producer
  • Davett Singletary – art coordinator
  • Alvin Speights – engineer, mixing
  • Matt Still – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Phil Tan – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • TLC – concept, primary artist, shouts, background vocals
  • Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman – background vocals
  • Kevin Wales – shouts
  • Dave Way – mixing
  • Yvette Whitaker – coordination
  • Xavier "X-Man" Hargrove – sampling, scratching, additional drum programming
  • Jim "Z" Zumpano – engineer, mixing assistant

Ooooooohhh... On the Video Tip[edit]

Ooooooohhh... On the Video Tip
TLC-OVT.jpg
Video VHS by TLC
Released United States November 07, 1993
Japan March 12, 1994
Australia November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)[13]
Recorded 1991–1993
Length 45 min (VHS) (first version)
54 min (Laser Disc) (1997 ressue)
Language english
Label
Director
Producer Matthew Rolston
Lionel C. Martin
TLC chronology
Ooooooohhh... On the Video Tip
(1993)
CrazyVideoCool
(1996)

Oooooooohhh... On The Video Tip is a compilation video album by TLC. This album brings a making of at the videos Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg, Hat 2 da Back, Baby-Baby-Baby, Get It Up What About Your Friends and Sleigh Ride. The album peaked #9 in Billboard Top Music Videos.[14]

Track listing[edit]

# Track Director Length
1. "Ooooooohhh on the Video Tip (intro)" Joseph Kahn 2:11
2. "Ooooooohhh... on the TLC Interview" Faith Jones 6:20
3. "Behind the Scenes (Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg)" Lionel C. Martin 4:30
4. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (video)" Lionel C. Martin 4:10
5. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" (live) Thompson Lennier 3:30
6. "Behind the Scenes What About Your Friends" Matthew Rolston 2:55
7. "What About Your Friends (video)" Matthew Rolston 4:20
8. "Baby-Baby-Baby (video)" Keith Ward & Perri Reid 4:10

Bonus[edit]

Charts[edit]

Country Chart Position
United States Billboard Top Music Videos 9 [14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hurley, Sally-Anne (November 14, 2014). "Inside TLC's Game-Changing Album 'CrazySexyCool'". theMusic.com.au. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Records, Epic. "TLC Reveal Title and Track-listing For New Collection Inspired By Upcoming VH1 Biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story". 
  3. ^ "OUR GEORGIA HISTORY – TLC". OurGeorgiaHistory.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  5. ^ a b Tucker, Ken (1992-04-17). "Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip – Music – EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: TLC". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  7. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  8. ^ Keith Caulfield. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "American certifications – On the TLC Tip". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  10. ^ "Vh1 Plans Scripted TLC Biopic, First of Several to Come". 1 December 2011. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  12. ^ "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  13. ^ http://www.destinyschild.com/media.html
  14. ^ a b Billboard Top Music Videos. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 24 October 1992. pp. 66–. ISSN 0006-2510. 

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