Song Lyric Sunday | “New Attitude” – Patti LaBelle

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This week’s theme is new.”

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I don’t make new year’s resolutions but this week’s theme brings to mind the song which sums up my mindset for 2019 – New Attitude!

Patti Labelle recorded this song for the soundtrack of the movie Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy. It was a huge career boost for LaBelle, who had released six solo albums but had yet to place a song in the Top-40. The MTV era was passing her by, as she was having trouble gaining new fans.

Getting involved with the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack was auspicious. She recorded New Attitude and Stir It Up from the set. The movie premiered on December 5, 1984 and became the top film of the year, eventually taking in over $234 million at the American box office. The soundtrack album went to #1, providing great exposure for the song, which fittingly is about a confident, new outlook on life.

Fun Facts

  • Patti’s video for New Attitude got her on MTV for the first time, and in 1986 she had a #1 hit with On My Own, a duet with Michael McDonald.
  • Unlike other hits from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack – Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer, Neutron Dance by The Pointer Sisters, and The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey – New Attitude was not used in the movie.
  • The backup singers on this track—Carla Benson, Evette Benton and Barbara Ingram—were the same ladies who sang on another motivational song of the era: Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead. They toured with Pattie Labelle for the next five years.

Enjoy!

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New Attitude

Runnin’ hot
Runnin’ cold
I was runnin’ into overload
It was extreme!

I took it so high
So low
So low there was nowhere to go
Like a bad dream

Somehow the wires were crossed, the tables were turned
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn

I’m feelin’ good from
My head to my shoes
Know where I’m goin’
And I know what to do
I’ve tidied up my point of view
I got a new attitude

I’m in control
My worries are few
‘Cause I’ve got love
Like I never knew
Oo, oo, oo, oo, ooh
I got a new attitude

I’m wearing a new dress, new hat
Brand new ideals
As a matter of fact
I’ve changed for good

It must have been the cool night
New moon, slight change
Or that look in your eye
That makes me feel like I should

Somehow the wires uncrossed
The tables were turned
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn

I’m feelin’ good from
My head to my shoes
Know where I’m goin’
And I know what to do
I’ve tidied up my point of view
I got a new attitude

I’m in control
My worries are few
‘Cause I’ve got love
Like I never knew
Oo, oo, oo, oo, ooh
I got a new attitude
Oo, oo, oo, oo, ooh

Somehow the wires uncrossed
My tables were turned
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn

I’m feelin’ good from
My head to my shoes
Know where I’m goin’
And I know what to do
I’ve tidied up my point of view
I got a new attitude

I’m in control
My worries are few
‘Cause I’ve got love
Like I never knew
Oo, oo, oo, oo, ooh
I got a new attitude

Feelin’ new
Feelin’ new
My head to my shoes are brand new
I’ve got a new, new attitude
Everything about me has changed
Baby, I ain’t the same
I’ve got a new
I’ve got a new
I’ve got a brand new, brand new attitude
Yes, I do
I’ve got a new…

 

 

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

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