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Encyclopedia > All the Man That I Need
"All the Man That I Need"
"All the Man That I Need" cover
Single by Whitney Houston
from the album I'm Your Baby Tonight
Released December 1990
Format CD single
Cassette single
7" single
Genre Pop
R&B
Gospel
Length 4:41
Label Arista Records
Writer(s) Dean Pitchford
Michael Gore
Producer(s) Narada Michael Walden
Chart positions
  • #1 (USA)
  • #13 (UK)
  • #21 (Germany)
  • #28 (France, Switzerland)
  • #63 (Australia)
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"I'm Your Baby Tonight"
(1990)
"All the Man That I Need"
(1990)
"The Star Spangled Banner"
(1991)

"All the Man That I Need" is the second single from Whitney Houston's third album I'm Your Baby Tonight. Image File history File links WhitneyHoustonAllTheMan. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the third album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Insert from the Winter cassette single by Tori Amos The cassette single was a music recording format that debuted in the 80s. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Gospel music may refer to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the first quarter of the twentieth century or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by predominately white Southern Gospel artists. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, singer, songwriter. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the lead single and title track off Whitney Houstons third studio album, Im Your Baby Tonight. ... The Star Spangled Banner was a single released by Whitney Houston to raise funds for soldiers and families of those involved in the Persian Gulf War. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, pianist, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the third album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). ...


The song was written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. It is pop song with solo sax by Kenny G, spiced up from the original version sung by Sister Sledge. The video was directed by Peter Israelson (the same director as for Houston's "Greatest Love of All" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"). The video features Houston declaring her love for a man, saying he is "all the man that I need". The song is also gospel-influenced, and makes prominent use of a choir on the final chorus of the song. For the WFMU DJ, see Kenneth Goldsmith. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Gospel music may refer to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the first quarter of the twentieth century or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by predominately white Southern Gospel artists. ... A choir or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. ...


Chart information

At this point, Whitney had achieved eight number-ones in only five years. she was expected to continue her run at number one, and the song succeeded, as "All the Man That I Need" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, from February 23 to March 8, 1991. The song also remained in the top forty for fifteen weeks, Houston's longest stay since 1986's "How Will I Know". The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On other Billboard charts, the song was a smash, reaching number one on both component charts of the Hot 100, the Hot 100 Single Sales and Hot 100 Airplay, her first song to top both charts since "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" in 1988. It also reached Gold certification. Houston's song also reached number one for four weeks on the Adult Contemporary Chart, and for two weeks on the R&B Chart. Also, the song was notable as being Houston's first release to top all the charts it was eligible on. The Hot 100 Single Sales Chart is one of three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Airplay Chart & Hot Digital Songs that determine the chart positions of singles on the Billboard Hot 100. ... The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Internationally, however, the song was a relative flop compared to the massive success of "I'm Your Baby Tonight". The song didn't reach the top ten in any major international market, reaching only number thirteen in the UK, twenty-eight in France and Switzerland, twenty-one in Germany, and sixty-three in Australia.


Single track-listing

  1. "All the Man That I Need" (album version)
  2. "All the Man That I Need" (instrumental)
  3. "Dancin' on the Smooth Edge" (previously unreleased)
  4. "Greatest Love of All" (live)

Charts

"All the Man That I Need" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number fifty-three. It was ranked sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Year End Charts (1991), and remained in the Billboard Hot 100 for twenty-three weeks.


"All the Man That I Need" was Houston's ninth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, her seventh on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, her eighth on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales, her fifth on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and her eighth on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts.

Year Chart Position
1991 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
1991 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales 1
1991 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 1
1991 U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1991 U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales 1
1991 U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay 1
1991 U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
1991 UK Singles Chart 13
1991 Australian Singles Chart 63
1991 Germany Singles Chart 21
1991 Sweden Top 60 Singles 28
1991 France Singles Chart 28
Preceded by
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
February 23, 1991- March 2, 1991
Succeeded by
"Someday" by Mariah Carey
Preceded by
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
March 2, 1991
Succeeded by
"Written All Over Your Face" by The Rude Boys

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