Wild and Peaceful (Teena Marie album)

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Wild and Peaceful
Teena Marie - Wild and Peaceful.jpg
Studio album by Teena Marie
Released March 31, 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Length 39:49
Label Gordy
Producer Rick James & Art Stewart
Teena Marie chronology
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Wild and Peaceful is the debut album by Teena Marie, released in 1979 on Motown, and featuring significant contributions from Rick James. He provided co-vocals on "I'm a Sucker for Your Love".

Wild and Peaceful peaked at #18 on the Black Albums chart and #94 on the Billboard Albums chart. The lead single "I'm a Sucker for Your Love" reached #8 on the US Black Singles chart and #43 in the UK.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Smash Hits 6/10[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Rick James, except where indicated.

  1. "I'm a Sucker for Your Love" - 5:52
  2. "Turnin' Me On" - 6:06
  3. "Don't Look Back" (Cover of The Temptations song) (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 7:32
  4. "Déjà Vu (I've Been Here Before)" - 7:38
  5. "I'm Gonna Have My Cake (And Eat It Too)" (Michelle Holland, Teena Marie) - 5:30
  6. "I Can't Love Anymore" - 7:11
  7. "You Got the Love" - 4:34 (Expanded edition)
  8. "Every Little Bit Hurts" - 7:04 (Expanded edition)



Chart (1979) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 94
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 18


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1979 "I'm a Sucker for Your Love" 102 8
"Don't Look Back" 91


  1. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (July 12–25, 1979): 25. 
  2. ^ a b "Teena Marie US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Teena Marie US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.