"Dirty Talk" is a song by Klein + M.B.O. released as the first single from their debut studio album First.

Critical reception[edit]Edit

Slant Magazine placed "Dirty Talk" at number thirty-seven on its 100 Greatest Dance Songs, commenting, "That the lack of effective sex banter doesn't at all hinder 1982's 'Dirty Talk' is a testament to the wonderfully nonsensical charms of Italo disco. [...] The percolating rhythms, though, were nothing to laugh at—that tubular bassline sounds suspiciously like a 303, and even if it wasn't, 'Dirty Talk' provided more than a few footsteps to house."[1]

Pitchfork Media included the song on The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present.

Cover versions[edit|edit source]Edit

French recording duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker covered "Dirty Talk" for their 1998 EP Champagne,[2] and also included the song as a b-side for their single "1982".[3]

Cultural impact[edit]Edit

The song's arrangement was later used in the 1983 song "Blue Monday" by New Order. In 2005, "Dirty Talk" was included on the compilation album Back to Mine: Pet Shop Boys by the Pet Shop Boys. In 2007, "Dirty Talk" was included on the compilation album Back to Mine: Röyksopp by Röyksopp,[4] which charted at number twenty-four on the Norwegian Albums Chart.[5] Timbaland used an uncredited sample of the song "Dirty Talk" on the song "Bounce" from his album Shock Value.[6]


Chart (1982) Peak


U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs[7] 14

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