In "Baby," Brandy states her intentions, letting a boy know she wants to get with him because he's just so fine. It's all very PG, as she was just 15 when the song was released.
Issued as her second single, it's similar in theme to her first, "I Wanna Be Down
," which isn't surprising because they were written by the same team: Kipper Jones and Keith Crouch. "I Wanna Be Down" was written for Vanessa Williams, but Crouch ended up working on Brandy's debut album and diverted it to her. Her record company, Atlantic, was so impressed with the song, they asked for more, so he and Jones got back together and wrote "Baby" specifically for Brandy. They contributed two other songs on the album as well: "Movin' On" and "Brokenhearted."