Teena Marie

Déjà Vu (I've Been Here Before)

Composed by Rick James

Song Review by

So beautiful, the flipside of Tina Marie's first single, "I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love," was a favorite in its own right on urban stations and bar jukeboxes when released in 1979. Tina sings the enchanting, reflective lyrics about being here before to the sounds of ocean waves, a sweet strumming rhythm guitar, a perky flute, a sterling saxophone run, and ultra soulful female voices.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Wild and Peaceful 1979 Motown 7:40
It Must Be Magic 1981 Motown 12:25
Greatest Hits [Motown] 1985 Motown 4:15
I Need Your Lovin': The Best of Teena Marie 1994 Motown 7:38
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Teena Marie 2001 Motown / Universal Distribution 7:37
Icon 2011 Motown 7:38
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