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Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 15th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Party All the Time” was a single originally recorded by comic actor Eddie Murphy in 1985, written and produced by Rick James and Kevin Johnston at James home studio in Buffalo, New York. The single reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, kept off the top by Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me”. While it is commonly thought to be Murphy’s only music hit, he did manage to have one more top forty song with 1989’s “Put Your Mouth on Me”. Rick James also provided some vocals for the song. Later, “Weird Al” Yankovic covered part of the song in his polka medley Polka Party!.

In March/April 2009, VH1 listed “Party all The Time” as #80 on its 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s countdown, even though Eddie had another hit with “Put Your Mouth on Me”.

Billboard ranked the song at #7 on it’s 1986 year end chart.

SIDE A:
Party All The Time 5:18

SIDE B:
Party All The Time (Instrumental) 7:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Party All The Time U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1985 Party All The Time U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #8
1985 Party All The Time U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #7
1985 Party All The Time U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles #19
1986 Party All The Time U.S. Billboard End Of Year Hot 100 #7
1985 Party All The Time U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia – 44-05280
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Funk
Credits: Design – Nancy Greenberg
Engineer – Thomas Flye*
Executive Producer – Larkin Arnold
Photography By – Lynn Goldsmith
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Rick James

NOTES:
“Special Version from the Columbia LP: “How Could It Be” FC 39952″

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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27 Responses to “Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time (US 12″)”

  1. Orlando Says:

    This one was a HUGE hit in my country. Thanks DjPault for another gem in Flac, there are lots of great memories in this song for me. A fabulous year.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Orlando. That’s what this blog is all about restoring and great music
    🙂

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  2. Woz Says:

    Hahaha, yes! Great post I love this song. The other song I love is “Boogie In Your Butt” 😀

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  3. Trikke Says:

    Thnx Paul for this wonderful rip !
    Eddy had another hit in the clubs here with “boogie in your butt”.
    I’ve got in on an “Old Gold” compilation 12″ together with ‘party all the time’
    Greetz

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  4. Marty Says:

    Fascinating that Rick James had hits on the Pop chart with Eddie and Mary Jane Girls but never himself. The album this song is from, “How Could It Be”, actually has some other good songs on it. 1st time I’ve heard this instrumental, Rick always added extra instrumental bridges to his 12-inch versions so this is interesting to hear. Thanks, DjPaulT! =)

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    Dan Reply:

    Rick had some songs on the Pop Chart by himself, although none made the Top 10.

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    Drain Reply:

    he didn’t? i could’ve sworn that “give it to me baby”, “cold blooded” and “super freak” were number 1 hits, although not on the pop chart but on the r&b and american dance charts.

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    Dan Reply:

    His biggest hit on the Pop Chart was “You And I”, which climbed to #13 in 1978.

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  5. Dan Says:

    Awesome! Many thanks, Paul! I’ve been looking for the instrumental version a long, long time. You have definitely made my day with this one!

    Anyone remember his other Top 40 hit in 1989, “Put Your Mouth On Me”? Don’t know if that one had a 12″ for it, but it was still a good song.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dan I actually do have the 12″ of “Put Your Mouth On Me” I will dust it off and see how it sounds havn’t listened to it in years 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    That song was banned on the radios here back in 1989. Beat the system and bought the 7″ myself.

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    Dan Reply:

    Thanks, Paul, that would be awesome if you could add “Put Your Mouth On Me” here sometime. Another thing I wanted to mention is that whenever I hear “Party All The Time”, I always think of Don Johnson’s “Heartbeat”. I guess mainly because they were both actors who were extremely hot around the same time, and both songs came out in less than a year of the other. And both were Top 5 hits. Does anyone know if there was a 12″ for “Heartbeat”? I’ve looked and so far I haven’t seen any extended versions of it around anywhere.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    According to Wikipedia there is a 12″ for “Heartbeat” but it only contains the 4:18 version 🙁 What a shame there could have been areally nice extended version.

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  6. Gina Says:

    I always thought Whatzupwitu was a hit for him too, right?

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    Dan Reply:

    It definitely wasn’t a hit on the Pop Charts, peaking at #121 on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under The Hot 100” chart. You’d think that Michael Jackson’s being on the track would have helped it become a major hit, but unfortunately that didn’t work in this case.

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  7. ric Says:

    Hee! Hee! Hee!
    A party jam if ever there was one!

    This ended up so high on the year end charts despite being only a #2 hit.
    One reason being it was quite the survivor on the Hot 100, lingering around for 22 weeks.

    Another being it was a single that spans across two calender years (end of 1985 to early 1986). As the annual Billboard charts was calculated from Dec of one year to Nov of the following year, and with charts being frozen over the last week of the year, songs that are in the Top 3 for the last chart in December actually benefited most in points when calculation time comes.

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  8. Rob Feutz Says:

    Thanks for layin’ this one out there, Paul. I’ve had the 12″ for years and have always (kind of) avoided hauling it out for a scan and rip, so I thank you for doing that for me!! Best to you! (Rob/DJRAF)

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  9. Chris Daniel Says:

    Awesome post Paul. I too featured this extended 12″ mix up on my site not long ago, it’s still one of my favorites. It’s hard to believe, but for a No.2 hit this song was nearly impossible to find for the better part of the 90’s on CD. Eddie was at his peak here in ’85 conquering television, films, the comedy stage, and with this-music. A multi-talent!

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  10. ra1apm Says:

    Tipico sonido “ochentero” (eighties), gracias.

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  11. Sven Says:

    I Love This song, Paul can please re-up this one. Thnx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sven links have been fixed.

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  12. O2HE Says:

    excellent, this song gives me flashbacks! thanx!

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  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Only had this as a second hand 7″.

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  14. Timothy Says:

    Hey, what’s up with the DL links?

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  15. Francisco Says:

    Very Very best…..

    Gracias

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  16. T Says:

    Hi –

    I’ve been trying to find a HQ of this ever since my vinyl got scratched. Thank you! Can’t seem to get the DL to work however.

    Any suggestions?

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    T Reply:

    Nevermind! Figured it out. Total user error. Thank you.

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