Thursday, March 24, 2011


All the Man That I Need" is a song written by American songwriters Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. The song was first recorded by singer Linda Clifford, in 1982, for her album I'll Keep on Loving You. It was later recorded and released as a single by the musical group Sister Sledge. Their version reached number forty-five on the United States Billboard R&B Singles chart. Later, in 1990, American recording artist Whitney Houston recorded her version and subsequently released it as a single. Her version featured production from Narada Michael Walden. Musically, the song is an R&B number, and the lyrics speak about a special one.Houston's version received mainly positive reviews from music critics, and also reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number on the Billboard R&B Singles and Adult Contemporary charts. Elsewhere, the song reached number one in Canada, while peaking within the top twenty in Ireland, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, while reaching the top forty in countries like Austria, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Switzerland. "All the Man That I Need" was nominated for "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female," Houston's fifth nomination for the category, at the 34th Grammy Awards on February 26, 1992. The song was also nominated for "Best R&B/Soul Single, Female" at the 6th Soul Train Music Awards on March 10, 1992.

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