Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip

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Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1992 (1992-02-25)
RecordedApril—December 1991
StudioDoppler Studios
Studio LaCoCo
Bosstown Recording Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
House of Hits
(Chestnut Ridge, New York)
Larrabee Sound Studios
(West Hollywood, California)
TLC chronology
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
Singles from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  1. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
    Released: November 22, 1991
  2. "Baby-Baby-Baby"
    Released: May 29, 1992
  3. "What About Your Friends"
    Released: August 28, 1992
  4. "Hat 2 da Back"
    Released: February 5, 1993

Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip is the debut album by American band TLC. It was released on February 25, 1992 by LaFace Records. The album reached number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart, number two on the Top Heatseekers, and number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[3] The album shipped 4,000,000 copies in the United States.

Reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly(A)[5]
Robert Christgau(neither)[6]

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gave a positive review on the album.[5] Steve Huey of Allmusic gave a "mixed" review on the album and believed it helped TLC to become more popular.[4] According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has sold 2,500,000 copies in the United States.[7] It was later certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA.[8]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Sample(s)[9][10] Length
1. "Intro"     0:30
2. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"  Dallas Austin, Lisa Lopes  5:36
3. "Shock Dat Monkey"  Babyface, Lopes, Reid, Simmons 5:08
4. "Intermission I"     0:19
5. "Hat 2 da Back"  Austin, Lopes 4:16
6. "Das Da Way We Like 'Em"  Austin, Lopes, Marley Marl, Thomas 5:01
7. "What About Your Friends"  Austin, Lopes
  • "Blues and Pants" by James Brown
  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly and the Family Stone
8. "His Story"  Austin, Lopes  4:23
9. "Intermission II"     0:59
10. "Bad by Myself"  Dupri, Farris, Lopes, Shelton
  • "Last Night Changed It All" by Esther Williams
  • "Peace Is Not the Word to Play" by Main Source
  • "Peter Piper" by Run-D.M.C.
  • "Welcome to the Terrordome" by Public Enemy
11. "Somethin' You Wanna Know"  Babyface, Kayo, Lopes, Reid, Simmons  5:43
12. "Baby-Baby-Baby"  Babyface, Reid, Simmons  5:15
13. "This Is How It Should Be Done"  Lopes, Marley Marl 4:27
14. "Depend on Myself"  Austin 4:11
15. "Conclusion"     0:48

References[change | change source]

  1. Hurley, Sally-Anne (November 14, 2014). "Inside TLC's Game-Changing Album 'CrazySexyCool'". Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  2. Platon, Adelle (February 24, 2017). "'We're TLC and We Just Tell It Like It Is': Chilli on Trio's Unfiltered Debut 'Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip' 25 Years Later". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  3. "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tucker, Ken (1992-04-17). "Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip – Music –". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  6. Christgau, Robert. "CG: TLC". Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  7. Keith Caulfield. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  8. "American certifications – On the TLC Tip". Recording Industry Association of America.
  9. "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: TLC". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  10. Credits as per liner notes for Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip album

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