My Sunday Song – “Body Talk” by Ratt

For My Sunday Song #251, we are kicking off a 10 song set of Ratt songs. And to shake it up, I am going to pick one song from each release (they had 9) and soundtrack song not on any studio album. First up will be “Body Talk” off the band’s 1986 album ‘Dancing Undercover’. The song was released as a single in Japan only but it had a video on MTV in the US because it was used in the Eddie Murphy movie ‘Golden Child’ (Note, this is not the soundtrack song I mentioned earlier). I don’t believe the song charted, but it was in very heavy rotation on MTV which was all I was listening to any way at this point in my life.

The song is credited to Warren DeMartini, Stephen Pearcy and Juan Croucier as each had a part to play. Warren had the cool ass riff, Stephen who maybe came up with the title and Juan who really did all the heavy lifting. No one was able to do anything with the song and under a one day turnaround due date, Juan took the song and came up with all the vocal melodies and basically all the lyric as well. I guess he works well under pressure.

The song is about sex, what else, but it is that driving guitar riff by Warren that is killer. It is almost speed metal fast. Bobby Blotzer’s drum beat is super fast and the driving force behind the song. With the dynamic duo of Warren and Robbin Crosby on guitar you get some wonderful guitar work as well. Stephen’s raspy vocals sound great here. He is the emotion and the heart of the song as delivers the lyrics quick and effortlessly. The band captured some massive energy and gave one of their best performances captured on an album.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have and it gets the blood flowing for you on this lazy Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

“Body Talk”

I don’t like feelin’
Mixed up in the city
Showdown
Slow down
You’re not foolin’ me
You live your life, I’ll live mine
Underground

Body talk
I see your body talk
You make my body talk
When you’re next to me

Body talk
I know your body talk
You make my body talk
When you’re next to me

I can’t stop seein’
Streetlights on me
Hot nights, hold tight
You’re not foolin’ me
Let me get right to the point
Spend a little time with me

Body talk
I see your body talk
You make my body talk
When you’re next to me

Body talk
I know your body talk
You make my body talk
When you’re next to me

Let it out
You don’t know what you’re missing
Have no doubt
I’m takin’ what you’re givin’

Make no mistake
Let’s make it clear
You’re speaking a language that’s easy to hear

I don’t like feelin’
Mixed up in the city
Showdown
Slow down
You’re not foolin’ me
You live your life, I’ll live mine
Underground

Body talk
I see your body talk
You make my body talk
When you’re next to me

Body talk
I know your body talk
You make my body talk
When you’re next to me

Body talk
Body talk
Body talk
(Body talk)
(Body talk)
(Body talk)
(Body talk)
Body talk

Written by Warren DeMartini, Stephen Pearcy and Juan Croucier

17 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Body Talk” by Ratt

  1. I love RATT dumb lyrics lol..This fits the bill but its a great track from a pretty fine album. I love those throw together records like this one and Aero’s Done With Mirrors! Slop Rock at its finest.

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  2. U never said this is your favorite Ratt song! Read the album review on your site.

    All day this has been playing in my head… it’s so easy to forget What you give is what you get…it’s catchy. Wonder if it will make your list.

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