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"Baby-Baby-Baby" is a song recorded by American girl group TLC. It was the second single released from their debut album Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip (1992), and their second consecutive top-ten hit. It was the most successful single from the album, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, giving them their first number-one single on that chart.

"Baby-Baby-Baby"
TLC - Baby-Baby-Baby cover.png
European release artwork
Single by TLC
from the album Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
ReleasedMay 29, 1992
Format
RecordedOctober 1991
Genre
Length5:15
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
TLC singles chronology
"Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
(1991)
"Baby-Baby-Baby"
(1992)
"What About Your Friends"
(1992)

Contents

Background and triviaEdit

"Baby-Baby-Baby" was written and produced by Babyface, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons. The song features vocals by T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli, although it is the first song not to contain a rap by Left Eye.

"Baby-Baby-Baby" was sampled by rapper Bow Wow for his single "You Can Get It All". Bow Wow's song was produced by Jermaine Dupri, who also appeared in the "Baby-Baby-Baby" video.

Commercial performanceEdit

"Baby-Baby-Baby" was kept from being number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 by the Boyz II Men song "End of the Road", and held the runner up spot for six consecutive weeks from August 15 to September 19, 1992. It also reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

"Baby-Baby-Baby" finished at number five on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1992, and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1992.[1]

Music videoEdit

"Baby-Baby-Baby" had a video depicting TLC at Bowie State University campus and in their dorms, where they have a slumber party. One of the posters reads 'Protection is Priority'.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1992–93) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 95
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 55
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 2
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 9
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[7] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1992) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 5

Decade-end chartsEdit

Chart (1990–1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 80

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA".
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "TLC: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "TLC Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "TLC Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "TLC Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "TLC Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  9. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.

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