Radio 59, side B, track 14: “Whip Appeal” by Babyface

Babyface - Whip AppealOh, Babyface, I know I’ve been complaining all week about these slow songs, but it ain’t the same when that slow, sweet jam is coming from you.  Not only is this the last song on this tape, but it’s a “pure song”, AND it’s a ridiculously good song as well.  Since I’m the whitest man in America, I had to look up what “whip appeal” actually meant, and I’m proud to say that I actually kinda guessed it.  Now that I know what the actual name of the song is, that is.  When I was a kid, I wrote “Keep On Working On Me” on the tape cover, so clearly I had no idea what whip appeal meant.  If you would have explained it to me, I would have understood it immediately.  Being a high schooler full of hormones, pretty much every female who walked past me had whip appeal.  And had I been able to sing the way you do, Babyface, I would have been serenading every single one of those girls.  As it was, I just stared creepily.  So in a way, I had whip appeal as well, in that every girl walking past me would do a double take and think to themselves “Is that guy with the mullet and the giant glasses and the teeth issues and the zits staring at me?  I really hope not.”  Which I’m guessing is not what you were going for here.

“Whip Appeal”

Somebody told me

There’d be trouble at home

‘Cause we never talk a lot

When we spend time alone

Hey

So how are we supposed ta know

Know when somethin’ is wrong

Well, we’ve got a right to communicate

It keeps a happy home

And nooooo one

Does it like me

And no one butchoo

Has that kind’a whip appeal on meee

Keep on whippin’ on me

Work it on me

Whip all ya sweet, sad lovin’ on meeee

When we go to work

How the day seems so long

The only thing I think about

Can’t wait ’til we get home

‘Cause weeee got a way of talkin’

And it’s better than words

It’s the strangest kind’a relationship, oh, but with us it always works, and nooooo one

Does it like me

And no one butchoo

Has that kind’a whip appeal on meeee
Whatever you want (whatever you want, baby)
It’s all right with me (s’all right with me)
‘Cause you’ve got that whip appeal (whoa)
So work it on me (yeah)
It’s better than loooooove
Sweet as can be
You’ve got that whip appeal

So whip it on me, babe

Keep on whippin’ on me

Work it on me, yeah

Whip all your sweet, sad lovin’ on me

Keep on whippin’ on meeee

Work it on me

Whip all your sweet, sad lovin’ on me

Ohhhhh, ’cause nooooo one

Does it like me

And no one butchoo

Has that kind’a whip appeal on me, yeah

Ohhhh, whatever you want

Woo!
It’s all right with me (all right with me)
‘Cause you’ve got that whip appeal (you’ve got that whip appeal)
So work it on me (come on and work it on me)
It’s better than love (better than love)
Sweet as can be (sweet as can be)
You’ve got that whip appeal (ohh, you got)

Ohhh, you got

Ohhh, you got it, you got it, you got it, you got it

Ohhh, we gonna have a real good time

Just you and me, baby

You got a good way of talkin’, baby

Better
Than words

Oh, givin’ up those words

Oh, no one is gonna take it from me

No way

No way

Noooooooono way
Whatever you want (ever you want)
It’s all right with me (s’all right with me)
‘Cause you’ve got that whip appeal (you’ve got that whip appeal)
So work it on me (oh, work it on me)
It’s better than love (better than love)
Sweet as can be (sweet as can be)
You’ve got that whip appeal (oh, you got it)

Oh, you got it

Oh, you got it, yeah

Keep on whippin’ on me

Ooo
Workin’ on me

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One thought on “Radio 59, side B, track 14: “Whip Appeal” by Babyface

  1. […] the last several months, and that event was yesterday, and I’m exhausted.  So to have a song I’ve already written about is just fine with me, because it takes some pressure off having to say anything else about it. […]

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