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“New Attitude” (1985) by Patti LaBelle is still an amazing song nearly 40 years later and her best song!

It has so much energy. It’s a great song to workout to, seriously. It still sounds amazing in 2024! I always liked this song and still do.

It’s her best.

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by Anonymousreply 39May 14, 2024 2:08 AM

It’s a good song, but it reminds me of Dr. Laura

by Anonymousreply 1February 14, 2024 7:38 PM

I love it despite the association with Dr Laura.

by Anonymousreply 2February 14, 2024 7:40 PM

Let me know if ya want to know what’s on my Patti LaBelle playlist

by Anonymousreply 3February 14, 2024 7:41 PM

Was this song really popular in the sense that people found it hip?

by Anonymousreply 4February 14, 2024 7:46 PM

Ooh ooh, ooh ooh oooooooohhhhh! I got a new attitooode!

by Anonymousreply 5February 14, 2024 7:48 PM

This was of course the greatest cover of it.

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by Anonymousreply 6February 14, 2024 7:50 PM


by Anonymousreply 7February 14, 2024 7:50 PM

No r4 ad far as new or hip sounding. It came out in late ‘84 but the cheap analog synths and Linn drums sound like 1979.

by Anonymousreply 8February 14, 2024 7:55 PM

R8 were you around in 1979? Popular music in 1979 didn’t sound like this.

by Anonymousreply 9February 14, 2024 7:56 PM

Utter garbage. No wonder OP likes it.

by Anonymousreply 10February 14, 2024 7:56 PM

I loathe this song.....it's like saccharin.

Now, there IS a Patti song from that era that remains a classic

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by Anonymousreply 11February 14, 2024 7:58 PM

Yes r9. The Patti song sounded dated upon release. I’m 50! 50 years old!!!

by Anonymousreply 12February 14, 2024 7:59 PM

Or this one

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by Anonymousreply 13February 14, 2024 7:59 PM

It’s fun n catchy like me!!

by Anonymousreply 14February 14, 2024 8:00 PM

Or this bit of flawlessness

"If that turns you off baby.....you ain't worth me anyway!"

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by Anonymousreply 15February 14, 2024 8:00 PM

It wasn't supposed to be a serious song--it was supposed to be like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"--a light, frothy, silly song.

by Anonymousreply 16February 14, 2024 8:02 PM

No. Her best song is "Oh, People!"

Or maybe On My Own, the duet with Michael McDonald.

by Anonymousreply 17February 14, 2024 8:12 PM

I’m partial to this one from the Bond film, Licensed To Kill.

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by Anonymousreply 18February 14, 2024 8:18 PM

I still say "It was ex-TREEEEME!"

by Anonymousreply 19February 14, 2024 8:54 PM

This is the only version of New Attitude that I’ll allow myself to bop to.

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by Anonymousreply 20February 14, 2024 8:58 PM

I prefer "Stir It Up."

by Anonymousreply 21February 14, 2024 9:10 PM

Corpse likes to stir shit

by Anonymousreply 22February 14, 2024 9:13 PM

Yes R21 , Stir It Up is the best!

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by Anonymousreply 23February 15, 2024 4:06 AM

R12 but can you kick?

by Anonymousreply 24February 15, 2024 4:13 AM


I can kick, stretch and KICK!!!

by Anonymousreply 25February 15, 2024 5:37 PM

You know, I’ve really got a Bad Attitude!

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by Anonymousreply 26February 15, 2024 5:48 PM

This came out around the summer of 85 (or 86?) I think. Not long before Madonna’s True Blue. I was a freshman at LSU and I remember bouncing around my dorm room to it when my roommate Brian, who was on the wrestling team was out at class or with his girlfriend. As someone else said, it was a light and fluffy song, you can see the intention of that in the video. It was fun, we were all so innocent back then. How I miss it.

by Anonymousreply 27February 15, 2024 6:12 PM

T27 it was released in November or December of 1984. It appeared on the Beverly Hills Cop movie soundtrack

by Anonymousreply 28February 15, 2024 6:18 PM


by Anonymousreply 29February 15, 2024 6:18 PM

R28 ok and? It was a song played for months after coming out and especially during that summer of 1985. As stated, it was fun and full of energy. A great summer song.

by Anonymousreply 30February 15, 2024 6:24 PM

Patti's "Total Concentration" from the lost movie "Sing".

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by Anonymousreply 31February 15, 2024 6:37 PM

R30 dial down your new attitude

It was released as a single in December 1984. It came out a year and a half before Madonna’s True Blue album. Not trying to deflate your balloon even though you are seeing it as such

by Anonymousreply 32February 15, 2024 7:19 PM

I agree with r23. Stir It Up is the best, better than her sweet potato pie.

by Anonymousreply 33February 15, 2024 7:30 PM

Her Buttermilk Pie is the best on the market.

by Anonymousreply 34February 15, 2024 7:43 PM

It's not nearly her best song, but it is good for nostalgia sake. "Stir It Up" from Beverly Hills Cop is superior between the two, but even that is not her greatest. This one here is probably a contender...

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by Anonymousreply 35February 15, 2024 7:47 PM

I said, say my name!

Patti, Patti!



by Anonymousreply 36February 15, 2024 7:50 PM

I worked at a movie theater that showed "Beverly Hills Cop" for months. I have fond memories of "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", and the Pointer Sisters "Neutron Dance."

by Anonymousreply 37February 15, 2024 8:19 PM

It is on par with Diana Ross’s Upside Down / Inside Out. DR’s song is better, tho.

by Anonymousreply 38February 15, 2024 8:43 PM

On repeat.

by Anonymousreply 39May 14, 2024 2:08 AM
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