Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam [With Full Force] – I Wonder If I Take You Home – on 107Pfm
Written by 107PowerFM.Net on September 5, 2016
“I Wonder If I Take You Home” is a song recorded by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force in 1984. Record Producer Kenny Beck discovered the song in a “discard bin” at Personal Records while looking for songs to include on his debut album with the label. He was so impressed that he created a compilation break-dancing album named CBS/SuzyQ just so he could include the song. He released CBS/SuzyQ in Europe on CBS Records and it immediately gained popularity as a dance hit with club DJ’s in Europe .
American DJs’ began playing the song in the United States on Columbia Records. After the song received heavy play from club DJs who had imported the album, “I Wonder If I Take You Home” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in June 1985.On other US charts, it peaked at #6 on the R&B chart and it reached #34 on the Hot 100. The single was certified as gold in the U.S. by the RIAA. Overseas, it also charted at #12 on the UK Singles Chart.
“I Wonder If I Take You Home” was voted the eighth best single of 1985 in The Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop critics poll. Robert Christgau, the poll’s creator, ranked it twelfth on his own list of the year’s best singles.
Its chorus has been interpolated in The Black Eyed Peas 2005 hit song, “Don’t Phunk With My Heart”, Fabolous’s song with Lil’ Mo entitled “Take You Home” & in the Angie Martinez single “Take You Home” featuring Kelis. The song has also been sampled by Kylie Minogue (in her song “Secret (Take You Home)”), Pitbull (in his song “I Wonder”, featuring Oobie), R&B singer Paula Campbell in her single “Take You Home,” which garnered much airplay on urban radio-stations around the Baltimore-DC area and in the Junior Mafia featuring Aaliyah single, “I Need You Tonight”. In 2010, singer Adrienne Bailon and rapper Ghostface Killah covered the song as, “Take You Home”. which is the lead single off her yet-untitled debut album. In 2012, rapper Meek Mill used the chorus and a remixed beat for his song “Take You Home”, featuring Wale and Big Sean, off his Dreamchasers 2 mixtape.
I Wonder If I Take You Home. (2016, May 18)