babyface - s/d

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weasel diesel (K1l14n), Friday, 2 September 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think he has written anything worthy of searching.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Friday, 2 September 2005 23:07 (fourteen years ago) link


Top 5:

Babyface "Whip Appeal"
TLC "Red Light Special"
Bobby Brown "Roni"
The Deele "Two Occasions"
Brandy "Sittin' Up in My Room"

Oh yeah and Mary J. Blige's "Not Gon' Cry." And his new album is great. His work with Eric Clapton is not, so d that.

Rich (Rich), Friday, 2 September 2005 23:42 (fourteen years ago) link

s: pebbles - girlfriend

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Saturday, 3 September 2005 07:09 (fourteen years ago) link

babyface, i honestly love you!

minna (minna), Sunday, 4 September 2005 10:59 (fourteen years ago) link

toni braxton - youre makin me high
tlc - diggin on you
boyz II men - end of the road
az yet - last night
bobby brown - humpin around
pink - most girls
en vogue -whatever

minna (minna), Sunday, 4 September 2005 11:17 (fourteen years ago) link

i dont really know his 80s stuff like with the whispers and klymaxx and pebbles but i bet its hot

minna (minna), Sunday, 4 September 2005 11:18 (fourteen years ago) link

"Take A Bow", ffs!

edward o (edwardo), Sunday, 4 September 2005 11:25 (fourteen years ago) link

a good few of these songs are things i've heard and liked without realising they were babyface-produced.

if i was to buy one long-player, either babyface solo, or totally/mostly babyface-produced, what should i go for? babyface albums opo.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Sunday, 4 September 2005 15:38 (fourteen years ago) link

That's such a hard call because he's so singles-oriented and because most of his best work was for other people (even The Essential Babyface is 50 percent boring). Greatest Song Book purports to collect his best work for other artists, but pretty much fucks it up (I don't like it, but then, nothing that I listed above is on it). Until a career- and label-spanning box set is released, nothing is going to give you a full picture.

His best album (of his own), song-for-song is his most recent, Grown & Sexy. But taking his career into consideration, it's not so essential.

That said, if I had to pick a Babyface-driven album, it'd be the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack, maybe his last career peak before being deemed irrelevant by the masses.

Rich (Rich), Sunday, 4 September 2005 22:57 (fourteen years ago) link

D: "How Come, How Long"

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Sunday, 4 September 2005 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

God, I forgot how awesome "It's No Crime" is; it even sounds a bit like Duran Duran's "I Don't Want Your Love."

My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 July 2009 20:32 (ten years ago) link

he had some good songs that the neptunes wrote on his last (?) album. shame he wasnt really writing the hits himself anymore but id take face over any other latter day producer-artists.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Sunday, 12 July 2009 21:30 (ten years ago) link

Also: Babyface >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> R. Kelly.

My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 July 2009 21:37 (ten years ago) link

six years pass...

apparently Babyface & Toni Braxton's Love, Marriage & Divorce was a huge hit in South Africa, went to #1 and sold 2.8 million copies, more than Beyonce or a lot of other international stars. nice that it found the audience it didn't really have in the U.S.

some dude, Thursday, 3 September 2015 10:46 (four years ago) link


Tim F, Thursday, 3 September 2015 11:31 (four years ago) link

whaaaat that number sounds way too high. i am glad it did well tho

dyl, Thursday, 3 September 2015 14:44 (four years ago) link

it's on wikipedia, but the same entry also says the album sold 1.5 million in the U.S., which is totally not true, so that may be an inflation.

the album IS #4 on South Africa's iTunes store though, like right now, a year and a half after its release, so it's definitely inordinately popular there:

some dude, Thursday, 3 September 2015 17:17 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

On the evidence, this man was a genius.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:04 (four months ago) link

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