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Patti LaBelle – Stir It Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 16th, 2015


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New 2015 Re-Rip!
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Originally posted March 3, 2011

“Stir It Up” is the second single from Patti LaBelle taken from the soundtrack album to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop — the latter won a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (1986).

The single is also the second of a couple of songs (the other being “New Attitude”) she recorded for MCA Records immediately after signing her new contract with that company. Her first full-length album for MCA, Winner in You, would follow the next year.

The song was also used as the theme song to the short-lived sitcom Stir Crazy, based on the 1980 hit movie.

The music video features Patti LaBelle singing the track in a recording studio with session musicians. This intercuts with a young woman running through the streets. She recruits other passers-by who follow her to the studio where Patti is singing. The city shots were filmed in New York.

In 1985, the single peaked at number forty-one on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and number five on the U.S. Black Singles chart.

Stir It Up (Extended Version) 7:10

Stir It Up (Radio Edit) 5:30
Stir It Up (Percussapella) 5:23

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Stir It Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #41
1985 Stir It Up U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #18
1985 Stir It Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5


Label: MCA Records – MCA-23567
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – Harold Faltermeyer , Keith Forsey
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Remix [Engineer] – Taavi Mote

Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack “BEVERLY HILLS COP”

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Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Patti LaBelle – Stir It Up (US 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Great track, great movie!

    thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  2. Martijn Says:

    WOW GREAT – I thought this would not happen, a reupp but so happy you did! Somehow the extended version is only on one compilation on discogs with probably dubious sound quality. I know the dub is good too, but nowhere available. And as the first commentor above said, the movie was fun too!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy to get it back up for you Martijn 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Ooh, Diva extraordinaire, Patti Labelle. Paul, thanks so much for this one. She is terrific and this song kicks butt.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂


  4. Dean Says:

    Prime Patti! Thanks, Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dean 🙂


  5. Deeky Says:

    Oh, hell yes! My favourite Patti LeBelle song!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to hear it Deeky and thank you 🙂


  6. Davos Via 45 Says:

    A couple of mega hits on that soundtrack, Eddie Murphy is just hilarious in this movie!


  7. Mike Says:

    Love this one! And new attitude. Thanks, DJP.


  8. pork Says:

    thank you so much for making my weekend by reupping this incredible 12″! i’ve been waiting for this since i became familiar with your site a couple years ago.
    it sounds beautiful!!!!
    thank you!
    just saw ms. patti in philadelphia last week and she is still the greatest singer to ever sing a song to me. she did “stir it up” the next show in niagra falls!
    : ]
    thanks again, paul!!


  9. Dirk Says:

    Thanx. I would like to hear her scream ”Releaeaeaease” in high-def, too, please 🙂


    pork Reply:

    : hey dirk. YES!! are you talking about the 1980 single?!


  10. woz Says:

    Thank you!


  11. Grant Says:

    Lovely song – thanks for this, DJPaulT!


  12. Stefano Says:

    Patti LaBelle, she’s crazy, I love her. Thanks for this post.


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