Super Freak – Rick James

February 28, 2022

The song of the day today is “Super Freak” by Rick James. This is a spicy tune that is as provocative as it is upbeat.

Fun Facts: 

  • Born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. in 1948, Rick James began performing in his teen years and joined the Navy as a young adult.
  • Shortly before he was convicted by the military for desertion, he started The Mynah Birds, a rock band that was signed with Motown in 1966.
  • “Super Freak” was written by James and Alonzo Miller and released in 1981.
  • The song was recorded for James’s album Street Songs. Fellow Motown act, The Temptations, loaned their voices for the background vocals.
  • “Super Freak” reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  • The song was certified Gold and Silver in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively.
  • A popular track, “Super Freak” has been covered by other musicians, including Beatfreakz, a Dutch band.
  • The song was sampled in 1990 by MC Hammer for his hit, “U Can’t Touch This.”
  • Other hits from Rick James include “Give It to Me Baby” and “Fire and Desire.”

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

She’s a very kinky girl

The kind you don’t take home to mother

She will never let your spirits down

Once you get her off the street

She likes the boys in the band

She says that I’m her all time favorite

When I make my move to her room

It’s the right time, she’s never hard to please

That girl is pretty wild now

The girl’s a super freak

The kind of girl you read about

In the new wave magazines

That girl is pretty kinky

The girl’s a super freak

I’d really like to taste her

Every time we meet

She’s all right, she’s all right

That girl’s all right with me yeah

She’s a super freak, super freak

She’s super freaky, super freak, super freak

She’s a very special girl

From her head down to her toenails

Yet she’ll wait for me at backstage with her girlfriends

In a limousine

Three’s not a crowd to her, she said

Room 714, I’ll be waiting

When I get there she’s got incense, wine and candles

It’s such a freaky scene

That girl is pretty wild now

The girl’s a super freak

The kind of girl you read about

In the new wave magazines

That girl is pretty kinky

The girl’s a super freak

I’d really like to taste her

Every time we meet

She’s all right, she’s all right

That girl’s all right with me yeah

She’s a super freak, super freak

She’s super freaky, super freak, super freak

Temptations sing, oh, super freak

Super freak, the girl’s a super freak; oh

She’s a very kinky girl

The kind you don’t take home to mother

She will never let your spirits down

Once you get her off the street

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