TP (Teddy Pendergrass album)

TP is the fourth album by American R&B recording artist Teddy Pendergrass. It reached No. 14 on the US pop albums chart and No. 3 on the US R&B albums chart. It spawned the top ten singles, "Can't We Try", which was also featured in the soundtrack to the film Roadie, and "Love T.K.O.". It's also his only album while at Philadelphia International Records without any input from label founders Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 25, 1980
GenreR&B, soul
LabelPhiladelphia International
ProducerAshford & Simpson, Dexter Wansel, Cecil Womack, John R. Faith, Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Live! Coast to Coast
It's Time for Love
Singles from TP
  1. "Can't We Try / This Gift of Life"
    Released: June 12, 1980
  2. "Love T.K.O. / I Just Called to Say"
    Released: October 2, 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA-[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]
Tom Hull – on the WebB+ ((2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention))[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Is It Still Good to Ya?" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)
  2. "Take Me in Your Arms Tonight" (duet with Stephanie Mills) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs)
  3. "I Just Called to Say" (Cecil Womack)
  4. "Can't We Try" (Ken Hirsch, Ron Miller)
  5. "Feel the Fire" (duet with Stephanie Mills) (Peabo Bryson)
  6. "Girl You Know" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)
  7. "Love T.K.O." (Womack, Eddie "Gip" Nobel)
  8. "Let Me Love You" (Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead)


Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 14
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3
Year Single Peak chart positions


1980 "Can't We Try" 52 3 52
"Love T.K.O." 44 2


  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. TP review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "TP review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (May 24, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Teddy Pendergrass". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-04.

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