Stir It Up

Album: Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack (1984)
Charted: 41

Songfacts®:

  • This was the second single that Patti LaBelle performed for the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, and it has a similar theme to the first one, "New Attitude." The song is about a woman in circumstances that aren't so great, yet she's going to get out and make good things happen. A New Attitude can do that for a person. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • LaBelle recorded a new version with Joss Stone for the soundtrack of the 2005 Disney movie Chicken Little.

Comments: 3

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenGood song, but it was overused in the movie. There were several other good songs on the soundtrack that didn't show up in the movie at all.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: www.legacy.com {12-25-2019}
    Allee Willis, songwriter who was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing the theme song to 'Friends', “I’ll Be There for You", passed away at the age of 72 on December 24th, 2019 in a Los Angeles-area hospital...
    She worked with Earth, Wind & Fire frequently, co-writing their hits including “September", “Boogie Wonderland", and “In the Stone.” Willis won two Grammy Awards, one for co-writing the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of “The Color Purple,” and the other for her work for the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack, for which she co-wrote the Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance” and Patti LaBelle’s “Stir it Up"*. Her other notable songwriting credits include the Pet Shop Boys’ “What Have I Done to Deserve This” and Bonnie Raitt’s “Got You on My Mind.” She was a 2018 inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame...
    May she R.I.P.
    * On August 11th, 1985 "Stip It Up" by Patti LaBelle peaked at #4 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Black Singles Sales chart...
  • Randy from Rio De Janeiro, -I WISH that back in the day I could have met that young pied piper beauty in the video that seemingly spawned a flash mob to descend on the recording studio where Patti was singing the song...
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