Monday, June 27, 2016

Songoftheday 6/27/16 - Early in the morning I put breakfast at your table, and make sure that your coffee has its sugar and cream...


"Superwoman" - Karyn White
from the album Karyn White (1988)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #8 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10

Today's song of the day comes from Karyn White, who went from being a background singer to a solo soul star in her own right, landing a top-10 pop/#1 R&B single with her debut release "The Way You Love Me". The follow-up to that record was also written and produced by the "Deele" team of Babyface and L.A. Reid with Daryl Simmons. "Superwoman" was a ballad that marched into the room and demanded respect from her man, and the video showed her coming to terms with the advances of a man willing to take that place...


"Superwoman" became Karyn's second top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in April of 1989. It also was her second to top Billboard's R&B chart (for two weeks), while it also peaked at #12 on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio list. Internationally, the song was a top-20 hit in the UK (#11), Canada (#16), and Ireland (#20).

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In 1991, soul legend Gladys Knight covered "Superwoman" on her solo set Good Woman, and brought along fellow icons Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick, and ended up at #19 on the R&B chart...


Broadway star Heather Headley (The Color Purple) also released the song as a track on her Only One In The World album in 2012...



In 2002, a club remake of the song from GTS with re-recorded vocals from Karyn reached #6 on Billboard's dance chart...


Finally, here's Karyn performing the song live in concert at the Apollo in 1989...


Up tomorrow: Only Women (Rockers) Weep.

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