In 1991, Amy Grant scored a number one hit with "Baby, Baby," a pure pop love tune that sat atop the chart for two weeks. A new remix of the track has surfaced, along with the announcement of a remix record, the first of the singer's career. This refreshed version of the single is exciting for several reasons. The David Aude Radio Edit--though it ups the vocal speed to almost robotic effect--captures the optimistic, inspirational energy at the track's center. Also, reviving the production allows "Baby, Baby" to transcend its year of origin to occupy a contemporary landscape it helped shape. After a successful religious music career, Grant became a pop crossover success because she created warm, friendly, and hopeful music. Amidst grunge and alternative rock, she was the girl-next-door unafraid to celebrate happiness and paving the way for artists like Natasha Bedingfield, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Katy Perry (another former Christian musician turned mainstream star). Not to mention, if the rest of the new edits work as well, Amy Grant's In Motion: The Remixes will be a treat.
Amy Grant - Baby, Baby (Amy Grant Featuring Dave Aude) Radio Edit from AmyGrantOfficial on Vimeo.