Give It to Me Baby

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"Give It to Me Baby"
Give It to Me Baby by Rick James US vinyl Side-A label.png
One of side-A labels of the US vinyl single
Single by Rick James
from the album Street Songs
B-side"Don't Give Up on Love"
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1981
Songwriter(s)Rick James
Producer(s)Rick James
Rick James singles chronology
"Big Time"
"Give It to Me Baby"
"Super Freak"
Music video
"Give It to Me Baby" on YouTube

"Give It to Me Baby" is a song written by American singer Rick James. Taken from his album Street Songs, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at No. 40 and spent five weeks at No. 1 on the R&B chart.[2] Two other tracks from Street Songs, "Super Freak" and "Ghetto Life", topped the American dance chart for three weeks in the summer of 1981.[3] The song proved to be even more successful with R&B and dance club audiences. Part of the background vocals were sung by former Temptations member Melvin Franklin.[4]


Chart (1981-1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 40
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles[6] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[7] 1

See also


  1. ^ "100 Greatest Funk Songs". Digital Dream Door. August 7, 2008. Archived from the original on September 25, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 291.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 134.
  4. ^ "Soul revisited: remembering Melvin Franklin". The Funk and Soul Revue. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Rick James Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Rick James Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Rick James Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
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