Do Me, Baby

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"Do Me, Baby"
Single by Prince
from the album Controversy
B-side"Private Joy"
ReleasedJuly 16, 1982
Format7" promo single
RecordedUptown, Sunset Sound, Hollywood Sound, 1981
GenreRhythm and blues
Length7" edit: 3:57
Album: 7:47
LabelWarner Bros.
Writer(s)Prince
Producer(s)Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Let's Work"
(1982)
"Do Me, Baby"
(1982)
"1999"
(1982)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Let's Work"
(1982)
…"Do Me, Baby"/"Private Joy"
(1982)
"1999"
(1982)
 
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For the 1986 album by Meli'sa Morgan, see Do Me Baby (album). For the Bell Biv DeVoe song, see Do Me!.
"Do Me, Baby"
Single by Prince
from the album Controversy
B-side"Private Joy"
ReleasedJuly 16, 1982
Format7" promo single
RecordedUptown, Sunset Sound, Hollywood Sound, 1981
GenreRhythm and blues
Length7" edit: 3:57
Album: 7:47
LabelWarner Bros.
Writer(s)Prince
Producer(s)Prince
Prince singles chronology
"Let's Work"
(1982)
"Do Me, Baby"
(1982)
"1999"
(1982)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Let's Work"
(1982)
…"Do Me, Baby"/"Private Joy"
(1982)
"1999"
(1982)

"Do Me, Baby" is a Prince ballad from his 4th album, Controversy written by Prince. It was released as the third and final U.S. single from the album. With a running time of almost eight minutes, it is the longest track on the album.

Cover version[edit]

The single did not chart until a cover version by R&B singer Meli'sa Morgan was released as the lead single from her debut album. In 1986, the song went to number one on Billboard's R&B Singles chart, and number forty-six on the Hot 100.[1]

It was used as a sample in the late hip hop legend 2Pac single To Live & Die in L.A. (song).[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do Me, Baby" (edit) – 3:57
  2. "Private Joy" – 4:25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 414. 
  2. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/944/Makaveli-To-Live-%26-Die-in-L.A.-Prince-Do-Me,-Baby/

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single (Meli'sa Morgan version)
February 15 - March 1, 1986
Succeeded by
"How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston