Kevin Lyttle

Turn Me On

Composed by Arnold Hennings / Daron Jones / Kevin Lyttle / Marvin Scandrick / Michael Keith / Quinnes Parker

Song Review by

Recorded in two takes and in under an hour, "Turn Me On" is a sexy combination of soca, R&B, and Kevin Lyttle's sweet and soulful voice. The production is busy but not cluttered and a breezy, summery kind of bright, but it's Lyttle's voice and melody that steals the show. Sounding like a young Al Green or Beres Hammond, Lyttle yearns and lusts after one of St. Vincent's island girls. Simple enough, but it's the hook and Lyttle's rapid-fire, tight delivery that do it. Recorded back in 2001, the song had a long way to go before hitting American radio, but every club a bootleg landed in was soon filled with dirty dancers. The legitimate single sold nearly a million in Europe in 2003, and the Americas got it just in time to take over urban and rhythm radio for 2004's summer. The swaggering rap from Spragga Benz was added to the American version to increase dancehall appeal.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
D'soca Zone: The 2ND Wine 2001
Various Artists
VP Music Group 2:56
Pure Urban Essentials, Vol. 2: 40 Hot Street Beats, R&B & Hip Hop 2003
Various Artists
Warner Dance
Soundsystem Selection 2004 2004
Various Artists
WEA International 3:08
Firin' Squad Presents: Bling 2004
Various Artists
Telstar
Bravo Hits, Vol. 44 2004
Various Artists
Universal Distribution
Turn Me On 2004 Atlantic 5:40
Hit 40 UK 2004
Various Artists
BMG/SonyTV/Telstar 3:11
Turn Me On [Import CD #1] 2004 Atlantic
Kevin Lyttle 2004 Atlantic 3:15
Shake Your Ass: Dancehall Party 2004 2004
Various Artists
WEA International
Summer Riddims 2004 2004
Various Artists
WEA International 3:05
We Like to Party [CD & DVD] 2004
Various Artists
V.I. 4:23
No Image 2004
Various Artists
Sony BMG
Ö3 Greatest Hits, Vol. 25 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:13
Dancehall Tunes 2005
Various Artists
WEA
Hitch 2005
Original Soundtrack
Columbia / Sony Music Distribution 5:06
Wild Gold, Vol. 3 2005
Various Artists
Central Station Records
No Image 2005
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Culture Club, Vol. 2 2005
Various Artists
541 3:22
Luv!, Vol. 1 2005
Various Artists
Som Livre
Fired Up!, Vol. 3 2006
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 3:11
Chick Flicks: The Collection 2006
Various Artists
Warner Music TV 2:55
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Warner Music / WM Records 3:11
R&B Love: The Classics 2007
Various Artists
WEA 3:05
R&B Anthems 2007
Various Artists
BMG 3:10
100 R&B Classics 2007
Various Artists
Rhino 3:08
Tropical Thunder 2008
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 3:13
100 Hits: R&B 2008
Various Artists
100 Hits / DMG 100
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Rhino 3:10
Carribean Reggae Party 2009
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:13
100 Hits: Summer 2010
Various Artists
Demon Music Group / DMG 100 3:07
R&B: The Collection [Rhino] 2012
Various Artists
Rhino 3:05
100 Hits: Summer [2015]
Various Artists
100 Hits
Classic R&B [Rhino]
Various Artists
Rhino
Get Ur Freak On [Rhino]
Various Artists
Rhino
Get Ur Freak On: R&B Anthems
Various Artists
Rhino 3:05
Hits of the 00's
Various Artists
Rhino 3:12
Now That's What I Call Reggae
Various Artists
Universal Music TV 2:55
Now That's What I Call Reggae Party
Various Artists
Now 3:14
No Image
Various Artists
Warner Music / Warner Bros.
No Image
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:11
Summer in the City: Latin Party
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
The Classic Collection Vol. 2:  Classic Caribbean
Various Artists
Warner Music 3:12
The Trevor Nelson Collection, Vol. 3
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:12
Throwback R&B
Various Artists
Ministry of Sound 3:15
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