Throwin' Down

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Throwin' Down
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 13, 1982
StudioRecord Plant (Sausalito), Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios (Hollywood)
Genre Funk, soul, R&B
Label Gordy
Producer Rick James
Rick James chronology
Street Songs
Throwin' Down
Cold Blooded
Singles from Throwin' Down
  1. "Dance Wit' Me"
    Released: April 22, 1982

Throwin' Down is a Rick James album from 1982. It was released on the Gordy Records imprint of Motown Records. Although not as popular as Street Songs , Throwin' Down saw another RIAA certified gold album from James. With appearances by The Temptations, Teena Marie and Jefferson Airplane/Starship lead vocalist Grace Slick, the record was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album.


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Track listing

All tracks composed by Rick James, except where noted.

Side A
  1. "Dance Wit' Me" 7:16
  2. "Money Talks" 4:50
  3. "Teardrops" 4:49
  4. "Throwdown" 3:17
Side B
  1. "Standing on the Top" (with The Temptations) 3:51
  2. "Hard to Get" 4:07
  3. "Happy" (with Teena Marie) 5:29
  4. "She Blew My Mind (69 Times)" 4:11
  5. "My Love" (James, Le Roi Johnson) 2:53
2014 digital remaster bonus tracks / 2014 Complete Motown Albums bonus tracks
10. "Standing on the Top" (Long Version) - 9:50
11. "Hard to Get" (12" Instrumental) - 4:12
12. "She Blew My Mind (69 Times)" (12" Extended Mix) - 6:30
13. "She Blew My Mind (69 Times)" (12" Instrumental) - 7:28


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [1] Gold500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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