Throwback Thursday: Tevin Campbell – “Can We Talk”
Today is Tevin Campbell’s 44th birthday, so it’s only right that this week’s TBT selecton is something from his catalog.
The year was 1993 and Tevin Campbell was months shy of his 17th birthday and getting ready to release his sophomore album. That album, I’m Ready, was led with what would become Tevin’s signature hit: “Can We Talk.”
Written by Babyface and Daryl Simmons, “Can We Talk” has the kind of lyric and melody combo that makes you want to sing along. They’re “accessible” and perfect for a teenage performer, and Tevin’s youthful vocals executed them perfectly.
The song would go on to peak at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 27 years later, it is still a favorite among R&B fans and a stable at karaoke bars.