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Whitney Houston’s ‘All The Man That I Need’ Hit #1 On Adult Contemporary Chart 30 Years Ago Today

Whitney Houston - All The Man That I Need U.S. promo CD front cover

Thirty years ago today (February 16, 1991) “All The Man That I Need” reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The second single from Whitney’s third album I’m Your Baby Tonight, the song was written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford (originally for disco singer Linda Clifford) and produced by Narada Michael Walden. The song became a major worldwide hit with Billboard calling it a “shimmering jazz- and gospel-inflected ballad” that “fully demonstrates Houston’s vocal beauty.”

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