"Dirty Talk" is a song by Klein + M.B.O. released as the first single from their debut studio album First.
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."
Pitchfork Media included the song on The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present.
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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, which charted at number twenty-four on the Norwegian Albums Chart. Timbaland used an uncredited sample of the song "Dirty Talk" on the song "Bounce" from his album Shock Value.
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