Baby Love (3:55)

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From Curiosity and 3 other releases

Regina Richards, who used the stage name Regina, is a dance music singer born in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for her hit “Baby Love”, which hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986. She is not to be confused with another artist named Regina (from Brazil, who charted with “Day By Day” in 1997).

Regina graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 1979 with a degree in theatre. She began her musical career as part of the New York punk and new wave scenes. Her first single, “Tyger,” was released by A&M Records in 1980. She released an album as Regina Richards and Red Hot on A&M, followed by a solo single, “Deep Dreaming,” for the label.

Initially, Regina only wished to pursue success in the mainstream style as a songwriter, with the idea that her work as a performer would remain in an alternative music vein. Regina co-wrote “Baby Love” with frequent Madonna collaborator Stephen Bray, and it was submitted to Madonna, who declined to record it - leaving Regina and Bray to record it themselves. At the time of the song’s release, many people thought “Baby Love” was performed by Madonna due to the Bray slant of the sound and Regina’s vocal similarity to the artist; hence, she became considered a “Madonna Wannabe” by many.

“Baby Love” was taken from Regina’s Curiosity album (Atlantic Records), which also included “Say Goodbye,” a song she had written with Kenny Rogers’ voice in mind.

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  • LipstikNLeather

    went crazy way back in the day trying to find this tune after hearing it on night time radio.lol Nobody had a clue what I was talking about..I'd keep singing"oooh baby baby love,you are my baby love" haha finally a chic in a record shop pointed to the Regina record!

    7 Jan 5:35am Reply
  • BLKYNITE77

    GREAT SONG BUT IT WAS CONFUSED WITH MADDONA ALOT BUT YOU CAN THANKS JELLY" BEAN" BENITEZ FOR THIS ONE

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • astronomo10

    Did Madonna ever recorded this? If so, has that song leaked already? I used to think this was Madonna. [2]

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Centipede13

    WHY is this song so hard to find to buy as mp3??????

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • drenyelle

    I used to think this was Madonna.

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • dardar227

    Really sweet 80's classic. Sounds like Madonna but cute little song.

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Konfide

    one of my FAVE songs ever

    5 Jan 2008 Reply
  • dahveed76

    That damn baby noise...

    21 Jun 2007 Reply

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