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Song by Preston Glass and Narada Michael Walden
“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”

Take Our Clothes Off.jpg

Single

by

Jermaine Stewart

from the album

Frantic Romantic

B-side

“Brilliance”
Released May 27, 1986
Recorded 1985

Genre

  • Pop

  • R&B

  • funk

Length
  • 4:54 (album version)
  • 4:05 (edited single version)

Label

  • Arista

  • Virgin

  • 10 Records

Songwriter(s)

  • Narada Michael Walden

  • Preston Glass

Producer(s)

Narada Michael Walden

Jermaine Stewart

singles chronology

“I Like It”
(1985)
We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off
(1986)
“Frantic Romantic” / “Versatile”
(1986)
Music video

”We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”

on

YouTube

Alternate cover

UK 12" cover of "We Don't Have To..."

UK 12″ cover of “We Don’t Have To…”

We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (released in the United Kingdom as “We Don’t Have To…“) is American R&B vocalist

Jermaine Stewart

‘s first of three singles from 1986. The song was included on his second album

Frantic Romantic

, released that same year. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” remains Stewart’s biggest commercial success, peaking at number five on the

Billboard Hot 100

. Outside of the United States, “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” peaked within the top ten of the charts in Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Background[

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“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” was written by producer, drummer, and singer-songwriter

Narada Michael Walden

and

Preston Glass

. Stewart recorded it during 1985 and it was released across the world the following summer, peaking at number five on the

Billboard Hot 100

, and also peaking within the top ten of the charts in Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

The single seemed to reflect more modesty regarding sex due to the

AIDS pandemic

at the time. When interviewed by

Donnie Simpson

in 1988, Stewart spoke of the lyrical message within the song. “I think it made a lot of peoples’ minds open up a little bit. We didn’t only want to just talk about clothes, we wanted to extend that. We wanted to use the song as a theme to be able to say you don’t have to do all the negative things that society forces on you. You don’t have to drink and drive. You don’t have to take drugs early. The girls don’t have to get pregnant early. So the clothes bit of it was to get people’s attention, which it did and I’m glad it was a positive message.”

[1]

[2]

The song reignited Stewart’s popularity, as his previous single, “I Like It” had failed to make much impact as a follow-up to Stewart’s moderately successful debut single, “The Word Is Out” (“I Like It” did not chart in either the US or the United Kingdom).

Promotion[

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A popular promotional video, directed by

David Fincher

, was created for the single as well as numerous TV performances to promote the single, including stints on

Soul Train

and

American Bandstand

.

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Legacy[

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In 2011, the song was used in a

Cadbury’s

TV commercial in the United Kingdom, called The Charity Shop.

[3]

This exposed the song to a new generation who downloaded the track and returned it to the

UK Singles Chart

, peaking at number 29. The song also appeared in

Kevin Smith

‘s film

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

, the episode “My Dirty Secret” of the television show

Scrubs

and the first episode of the second series of the comedy show

Peter Kay’s Car Share

.

The song has been covered a number of times and versions have been released by British girl group

Clea

,

Lil’ Chris

, Maria José Samper and

Ella Eyre

, while it also provided the

hook

for

Gym Class Heroes

‘ fifth single “

Clothes Off!!

” and was sampled by rapper

Mase

on his album

Welcome Back

.

Release[

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The B-side for the European single “Brilliance” appeared on Stewart’s 1984 debut album

The Word Is Out

as the final track. “Brilliance” was written by Stewart and Julian Lindsay.

[4]

Lindsay had previously performed piano on the 1983

Culture Club

album

Colour by Numbers

, which also featured Stewart on backing vocals.

The American b-side was “Give Your Love to Me” which was used as the closing track on the album

Frantic Romantic

. It was written by Jakko J. and Jermaine Stewart.

For the single, various remixes of “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” were released. These remixes were created by

Lewis A. Martineé

, who would soon go on to success as svengali for the

Latin freestyle

group,

Exposé

. A special UK/Australian 12″ single was released titled “We Don’t Have To…” which featured different artwork.

Formats[

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7″ single (American release)

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – 3:57
  2. “Give Your Love to Me” – 4:20

7″ single (Canadian release)

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (short version) – 4:05
  2. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (dub mix) – 6:40

7″ single (European release)

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – 4:05
  2. “Brilliance” – 4:43

7″ single (UK and Australian release)

  1. “We Don’t Have To…” – 4:05
  2. “Brilliance” – 4:43

12″ single (American and Canadian release)

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (dance remix) – 5:45
  2. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (dub) – 6:40
  3. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (short version) – 4:05

12″ single (European release)

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (extended) – 5:45
  2. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – 4:05
  3. “Brilliance” – 4:43

12″ single (UK release)

  1. “We Don’t Have To…” (extended version) – 5:45
  2. “We Don’t Have To…” – 4:05
  3. “Brilliance” – 4:43

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Chart performance[

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Original release[

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Chart (1986–87) Peak
position
Australia (

Kent Music Report

)

[5]

37
Canadian Singles Chart

[6]

2
Dutch Singles Chart

[7]

13
French Singles Chart

[8]

91
Irish Singles Chart

[9]

4
New Zealand Singles Chart

[10]

27
UK Singles Chart

[11]

2
US Billboard Hot 100

[12]

5
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

[13]

64
US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart

[14]

41
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart

[15]

35
Year-end chart (1986) Rank

US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)

[16]

60

2011 reissue[

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Chart (2011) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart

[9]

30
UK Singles Chart

[11]

29
UK R&B Singles Chart

[17]

7

Personnel[

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Album version[

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Taken from the Frantic Romantic liner notes.

[18]

  • Jermaine Stewart

    – lead vocals

  • Narada Michael Walden

    Drums

    , programming (

    Linn drum machine

    )

  • Greg “Gigi” Gonaway

    Simmons drum fills

  • Preston “Tiger Head” Glass

    ,

    Walter “Baby Love” Afanasieff

    – Keyboards, synthesizer

  • Corrado Rustici

    – guitar

  • Randy “The King” Jackson

    Moog Source

    bass synth

  • Marc Russo

    ,

    Premik Russell Tubbs

    – saxophones

  • Jeanie Tracy,

    Jim Gilstrap

    , Karen “Kitty Beethoven” Brewington, Laundon Von Kendricks,

    Sylvester

    , The Lala Gang (Sudhahota, Anukampa Walden, Carl Lewis, Kim Carter) – backing vocals

Additional personnel on single release[

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  • Art direction – Donn Davenport
  • Design – Rebecca Tachna
  • Stylist – Jane Hoffman
  • Photography – Steve Prezant
  • Guitar on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – Chris Amigo
  • Keyboards on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – Fro Sossa
  • Mix engineer – Mike Couzzi
  • Mixer on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – Lewis A. Martineé
  • Producer, arranger on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – Narada Michael Walden
  • Remixer on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (short version) – Lewis A. Martineé
  • Remixer on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (dub mix) – Lewis A. Martineé
  • Remixer on “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (dance remix) – Lewis A. Martineé
  • Producer on “Brilliance” – Peter Collins
  • Producer on “Give Your Love to Me” – Narada Michael Walden
  • Writers of “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – Narada Michael Walden, Preston Glass
  • Writers of “Brilliance” – Jermaine Stewart, Julian Lindsay
  • Writers of “Give Your Love to Me” – Jakko J., Jermaine Stewart

Clea version[

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“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”

Take Our Clothes Off Clea.jpg

Single

by

Clea

vs. Da Playaz

from the album

Trinity

Released September 2005 (UK)
2006 (Europe)

Genre

  • Dance-pop

  • disco

Label

Upside Records

Songwriter(s)

  • Narada Michael Walden

  • Preston Glass

Clea

vs. Da Playaz singles chronology

Stuck in the Middle


(2004)

We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off
(2005)

Lucky Like That


(2006)

The song was covered by

Clea

and was released as their third single. It was released in the UK in September 2005 and giving them their third Top 40 hit, charting at number 35. The song appears on their UK debut album,

Trinity

.

Charts[

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Chart (2005) Peak
position

UK Singles Chart

35

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Lil’ Chris version[

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“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”

Clothes Off.jpg

Single

by

Lil’ Chris

from the album

What’s It All About

Released October 2007 (

UK

)

Genre

Pop

Label

RCA

Songwriter(s)

  • Narada Michael Walden

  • Preston Glass

Lil’ Chris

singles chronology

Figure It Out


(2007)

We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off
(2007)

Lil’ Chris

covered the song and released it as the only single from his second album, What’s It All About?, on 19 October 2007. It peaked at number 63 on the

UK Singles Chart

. This was his last single before his death in 2015.

Track listing[

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CD single

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – 3:04
  2. “Taste Me” (live in Manchester)
  3. “I Never Noticed” (Live in London)

7″ vinyl

  1. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” – 3:04
  2. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (Media Virus Remix) – 5:53

Charts[

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Chart (2007) Peak
position

UK Singles Chart

63

Other performances[

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  • Calum Scott

    , a competitor in

    Britain’s Got Talent

    performed the song in the 2017 semi-finals of the show.

    [19]

References[

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  1. ^

    “In Memory Of Jermaine Stewart – 1988 Interview With Donnie Simpson”

    . Jermainestewart.org. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  2. ^

    Easley, Terri (August 2008). Seasons of Destiny. Xulon Press. p. 123.

    ISBN

     

    978-1-60647-152-4

    .

  3. ^

    “Cadbury advert The Charity Shop”

    .

    YouTube

    . 6 May 2011.

  4. ^

    “Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Vinyl) at Discogs”

    . Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  5. ^

    Kent, David

    (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 294.

    ISBN

     

    0-646-11917-6

    .

  6. ^

    “Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada”

    . Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  7. ^

    Steffen Hung.

    “Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”

    . dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  8. ^

    “InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste”

    . Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  9. ^

    a

    b

    Jaclyn Ward – Fireball Media Group.

    “The Irish Charts – All there is to know”

    . Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  10. ^

    Steffen Hung.

    “Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”

    . charts.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  11. ^

    a

    b

    “UK Singles & Albums Official Charts Company”

    .

    Official Charts Company

    . Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  12. ^

    “Jermaine Stewart – Chart history”

    . Billboard. Retrieved 2015-02-20.

  13. ^

    “Jermaine Stewart – Chart history”

    . Billboard. Retrieved 2015-02-20.

  14. ^

    “Jermaine Stewart – Chart history”

    . Billboard. Retrieved 2015-02-20.

  15. ^

    “Jermaine Stewart”

    . AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  16. ^

    Nielsen Business Media, Inc (December 27, 1986). “1986 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles”. Billboard. 98 (52): Y-21.

  17. ^

    “2011-05-28 Top 40 R&B Singles Archive”

    .

    Official Charts Company

    . 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

  18. ^

    Jermaine Stewart – Frantic Romantic album back cover/liner notes.

  19. ^

    Snapshot24: Golden Buzzer Singer Calum Scott Stunned the Crowd with Amazing Rendition of “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”

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