“I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and originally performed by Cherrelle in 1984. The single was Cherrelle’s first hit peaked at number eight on the soul chart and number seventy-nine on the Hot 100.On the US dance chart, “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” went to number six.
Robert Palmer recorded a cover one year later, and it was released as the fifth single from his 1985 album Riptide. The single hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986, only behind “Amanda” by Boston, and the music video, which featured women much like the ones from “Addicted to Love”, hit No. 1 on MTV on October 17, 1986.
Bruce Forest provided the remixes for the 12″ single.
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Extended Dance Mix) 6:37
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Instrumental / A Cappella Beats) 2:04
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Instrumental / Remix / Dub) 4:28
Addicted To Love (LP Version) 6:01