‘Baby Baby’ by Amy Grant was released in January 1991 and, upon its release, it became an instant hit. Making it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning Amy a couple of Grammy nominations proved that ‘Baby Baby’ was definitely a popular song during that year.
In celebration of the song’s 25th anniversary, Amy released a remake of the song with singer/songwriter, Tori Kelly, and although I am not familiar with the original song, I am in love with the remake. It has been on repeat since its release, which was on April 29, 2016.
Being a little over 3 minutes long, the song is very short and it’s quite simple in, both, the lyrics and the vocals (as simple as Tori can be anyway). Comparing the two songs to one another, you can definitely tell the differences in the songs. The original version seems childish in comparison to the remake. It is a pop song, so I guess a lot of people would categorize it as Bubblegum pop.
The remake version is a lot more grown up. They added some snaps and bass to the production and, in my opinion, Tori sings the song with a lot more attitude. Amy sings the first verse; Tori sings the remaining verses; and, from what I can hear, they both sing the background vocals. I think they added Tori’s backgrounds and just pasted Amy’s old vocals from the original song.
Their voices blend really well and I just can’t stop listening to this song. The producer, Dave Garcia, did an amazing job blending the old with the new. One thing that I like most about the song is that you can still hear the original in the new version. They didn’t completely scrap the original and create something new; they just enhanced it.
Amazing job, guys!
Have you heard the ‘Baby Baby’ remake? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
A Little Extra: If you want to purchase the song on iTunes, click here.