Body Talk (Ratt song)

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"Body Talk"
Single by Ratt
from the album Dancing Undercover
Released1986
FormatVinyl LP, cassette, CD
Recorded1986
Length3:44
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Robbin Crosby, Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier
Producer(s) Beau Hill
Ratt singles chronology
"Slip of the Lip"
(1986)
"Body Talk"
(1986)
"I Want a Woman"
(1989)

"Body Talk" is a song written and recorded by American heavy metal band Ratt. The song is primarily written by Ratt's bassist Juan Croucier. Ratt's guitarist Warren DeMartini had the song's opening riffs for years. However, no one was able to develop it into a song. Under a very tight deadline (one day to be exact), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier stepped in. He wrote all the vocal melodies and lyrics, adding additional chord progressions to the one riff that had been around for years. The song title was apparently conceived of by Ratt producer Beau Hill or vocalist Stephen Pearcy.

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It appears as the fifth track of their third full-length album Dancing Undercover and the eleventh track of their compilation album Ratt & Roll 81-91 . It was also used as a soundtrack for Eddie Murphy's film The Golden Child . The video was added on MTV in late '86, while "Dance" was still in heavy rotation. The song was written by Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini.

Track listing (Japan)

  1. "Body Talk"
  2. "Slip of the Lip"

In the US, only promo singles of each track were issued separately.

Personnel

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