“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (“We Don’t Have To…” in the UK) is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released in May 1986 with “Brilliance” on the B-side as the lead single from his secondd album, “Frantic Romantic”. The song was written by Narada Michael Walden and Preston Glass, and produced by Walden. It became Stewart’s biggest hit, reaching the top 10 on the charts in several countries, including the UK (#2) and the United States, where it peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
Stewart was born in Ohio in 1957 and grew up in Chicago. He began his career as a dancer and choreographer, working with artists like Shalamar and Culture Club. In the mid-1980s, he began his own music career, releasing several successful singles and albums. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” remains his most well-known song. Sadly, Stewart passed away in 1997 at the age of 39 due to complications related to AIDS. His music, including “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off,” continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike as a reminder of the fun, upbeat spirit of 80s pop music.