Patti LaBelle ‎– New Attitude (1985)

“New Attitude” is a song performed by Patti LaBelle and written by Sharon Teresa Robinson, Jon Gilutin, and Bunny Hull. It was released in January 1985 and helped launch LaBelle’s solo career as a pop music singer after the singer had spent seven years without a cross over pop hit following the break-up of Labelle.

In 1984, Patti LaBelle began taking part in films, participating in her first acting role in the acclaimed film, A Soldier’s Story. Around the same time, producers of the film, Beverly Hills Cop, was busy putting together a soundtrack for the film, and called on LaBelle to record two songs for its soundtrack. “New Attitude”, a song about a woman changing her outlook on life both emotionally and physically, was produced by Harold Faltermeyer. The song was different from previous LaBelle recordings, which had been mostly pop ballads with occasional stabs at dance music and R&B, focusing on a synthpop direction. It was LaBelle’s first MCA single, released in January 1985.

The song climbed to number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Music chart in a remixed form in 1986. It also peaked at number three on the Hot R&B Singles chart in 1986. The singer shot her first music video of her career with the song, which was shot at a fashion store.

This US Promo 12″ featured remixes by Louil Silas Jr.

New Attitude (Extended Version)                                   6:14

New Attitude (Single Version)                                       3:59

New Attitude (Club Version)                                          8:06

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Patti LaBelle ‎– Just The Facts (1987)

Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is a renowned Grammy Award-winning American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade”.

LaBelle started her solo career shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 and crossed over to pop music with “On My Own”, “If You Asked Me To”, “Stir It Up”, and “New Attitude”.

Patti collaborated with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in 1994 (The Right Kinda Lover) and 1997 (When You Talk About Love), but back in 1987 when Jam/Lewis were at the peak of their hit-making career came this one-off single from the Dragnet soundtrack, written and produced by Jam/Lewis and remixed by Louil Silas Jr and Flyte Tyme, re-edits by Greg Royal.

Just The Facts (Cabbage Patch Version)                           8:43

Just The Facts (Slammin’ Radio Version)                           5:59

Just The Facts (Slammin’ Flyte Tyme Edit)                        5:43

Just The Facts (Slammin’ Dubapella)                                 2:37

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