Don't Talk Just Kiss

Album: Up (1991)
Charted: 3 76
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  • In our interview with the Fairbrass brothers of Right Said Fred, Fred Fairbrass explained the inspiration for this song: "I had a girlfriend, Vicki. We were arguing, and she actually said to me, 'Don't talk, just kiss.' We liked the title, and then Rob [Manzoli, guitarist] had this neat guitar line. Rich and I wrote the verse, and the little acoustic thing was mine. So we pieced it together with bits and pieces that we had hanging around and it got built around the title."
  • This was the second Right Said Fred single, following "I'm Too Sexy," which was a #1 hit in America and made #2 in the UK. British listeners were very receptive this follow-up single, but American audiences turned their backs on it and the song stalled at #76, marking the last Hot 100 entry for the band. "Sexy" was so pervasive in America that radio stations were still playing it when "Don't Talk Just Kiss" was released, and interest in another Right Said Fred offering was close to nil. The band became known as a one-hit wonder in America, but in the UK they did even better with their next single, "Deeply Dippy," which hit #1.
  • The soul singer Jocelyn Brown contributed vocals to this track and appeared in the video. Brown's voice was all over the airwaves at the time, as she had been sampled in the Snap! hit "The Power."
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