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"Girl Talk" is a song by American group TLC. It was written by band members Lisa Lopes and Tionne Watkins along with Anita McLoud, Edmund "Eddie Hustle" Clement, and Kandi Burruss for the group's fourth studio album, 3D (2002). Featuring production by Hustle, it was released as the album's lead single in September 2002, along with a previously unreleased song "Get Away". While the song contains vocals by Lisa Lopes, the music video for "Girl Talk" marked the band's first release without Lopes, following her death in April of the same year.

"Girl Talk"
Girl Talk.jpg
Single by TLC
from the album 3D
B-side"Get Away"
ReleasedSeptember 6, 2002 (2002-09-06)
FormatCD single, maxi single, 12"
Genre
Length3:35
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Eddie Hustle
TLC singles chronology
"What It Ain't (Ghetto Enuff)"
(2000)
"Girl Talk"
(2002)
"Hands Up"
(2002)

Upon its release, "Girl Talk" reached number twenty-three on the US Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] becoming the group's 12th top forty entry on the latter chart. In addition, the song reached the top twenty in Denmark and New Zealand, the top thirty in the UK and the top fifty in Australia. The song appears in the Nintendo Gamecube and Xbox game Freestyle Street Soccer.

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ReleaseEdit

The international maxi singles were released with a B-side track entitled "Get Away", written by band member Tionne Watkins and Ray Murray. The song was later featured on the Japanese imported version of "3D", and is often praised as a fan favorite.

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and filmed in late October 2002, six months after Lisa Lopes' death. The video depicts the two remaining members, T-Boz & Chilli, in three different locations; The Dirty South, Tokyo and Africa, dancing and talking with other girls, representing how girls all over the world "talk". An animated segment is used during Left Eye's rap verse, where all three girls appear as cartoon versions of themselves. The video ends with a tribute to Left Eye, reading: "In Loving Memory of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes."

Track listingEdit

European, Australian, South African, and Japanese CD maxi single
  1. "Girl Talk" (radio mix) – 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Jacknife Lee Remix) – 3:50
  3. "Girl Talk" (Kidstuff Vocal Mix) – 7:53
  4. "Get Away" – 4:14
UK CD single 1, UK 12" single
  1. "Girl Talk" (radio mix) – 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Jacknife Lee Remix) – 3:50
  3. "Girl Talk" (Kidstuff Vocal Mix) – 7:53
UK CD single 2
  1. "Girl Talk" (radio mix) – 3:37
  2. "Waterfalls" – 4:36
  3. "No Scrubs" – 3:39
European CD single
  1. "Girl Talk" (radio mix) – 3:37
  2. "Girl Talk" (Jacknife Lee Remix) – 3:50
US 12" single
A1. "Girl Talk" (radio mix) – 3:37
A2. "Girl Talk" (instrumental) – 3:34
B1. "Girl Talk" (radio mix) – 3:37
B2. "Girl Talk" (a cappella) – 3:17
US DVD single
  1. "Hands Up" (music video) – 4:01
  2. "Girl Talk" (music video) – 3:43
  3. Photo gallery slideshow – 0:32

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 46
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 5
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 14
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 13
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[6] 78
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 79
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 46
Italy (FIMI)[9] 49
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 54
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 18
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 42
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 96
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 30
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[15] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[17] 23
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 21
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[19] 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History – TLC". billboard.com. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – TLC – Girl Talk". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – TLC – Girl Talk" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – TLC – Girl Talk" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  5. ^ "Danishcharts.com – TLC – Girl Talk". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  6. ^ "Euro Chart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. 2002-12-21. p. 11. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – TLC Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 50, 2002". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – TLC – Girl Talk". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – TLC – Girl Talk" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – TLC – Girl Talk". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – TLC – Girl Talk". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  14. ^ "TLC: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "TLC Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  17. ^ "TLC Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  18. ^ "TLC Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  19. ^ "TLC Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2018.

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