All Woman

Album: Real Love (1991)
Charted: 20 56

Songfacts®:

  • In 1983 Lisa Stansfield formed a band called Blue Zone, with two of her former classmates, trumpeter Andy Morris and keyboardist Ian Devaney. They were signed by Rocking Horse in 1986 and had some moderate success with a single called "Jackie". In 1989 Stansfield was invited by dance music duo Coldcut to provide vocals on their single "People Hold On." The song reached #11 in the UK charts and Stansfield was signed by Arista as a solo artist on the strength of its success. However, the trio remained together, just this time not as a group. Morris and Devaney were to be the backbone for Lisa's career, composing and producing most of her solo material including this song. After many years of friendship and engagement, Lisa and Ian Devaney got married on July 25, 1998.
  • This was one of six Hot 100 hits that Stansfield had as a lead artist. She also achieved 12 Top 20 hits in her native United Kingdom.
  • With this song Lisa Stansfield became one of a very small minority of Caucasian artists to top the Billboard US R&B chart. It would be another fifteen years before another white artist (Robin Thicke) would follow her success to #1 with "Lost Without U." . >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Xav - Chicago, IL

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Don Brewer of Grand Funk

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Lori McKenna

Lori McKennaSongwriter Interviews

Lori's songs have been recorded by Faith Hill and Sara Evans. She's performed on the CMAs and on Oprah. She also has five kids.

Ed Roland of Collective Soul

Ed Roland of Collective SoulSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.

Stan Ridgway

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

Scott Stapp

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

John Doe of X

John Doe of XSongwriter Interviews

With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.