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All The Man That I Need
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- Released : December 1990
- Tracks: Dancin' On The Smooth Edge, Greatest Love Of All (live)
- Worldwide sales : 1,200,000
- Peak Position : US No. 1, UK No. 13, Fr No. 28
- Song Info : 'All The Man That I Need'
has become a drag queen
Whitney's ninth US No. 1 single was written
by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Gore also wrote the
soundtrack to the film "Fame) and produced by the brilliant
Narada Michael Walden. Narada Michael Walden started
out as a drummer but became a first-rate producer with
a high-tech, synthesizer-heavy sound. He really took
a ho-hum tune (originally sung by Sister Sledge) and
turned it into a riveting pop aria with a sax solo by Kenny G.
At a listening party for the album "I'm Your Baby Tonight",
the album this song is from, Luther Vandross went
up to Pitchford and Gore and said "great song,
but I've heard it before". They reminded him that
he had sang backup on the original Sister Sledge version.