Can't Fight Fate

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Can't Fight Fate
Studio album by Taylor Dayne
Released October 7, 1989
Recorded 1989 at Cove City Sound Studios, Glen Cove, New York, Shakedown Sound Studios, The Hit Factory, NYC, Oceanway Recording Studios, The Complex, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Length 43:41
Label Arista
Producer Ric Wake for Wake Productions
Taylor Dayne chronology
Tell It to My Heart
(1988)
Can't Fight Fate
(1989)
Soul Dancing
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Can't Fight Fate is the second album by American singer Taylor Dayne. The album continued her chart success and was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA. It includes the Top Ten hit singles "With Every Beat of My Heart" and "I'll Be Your Shelter", the number one "Love Will Lead You Back" and the top 20 pop chart hit, "Heart of Stone".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "With Every Beat of My Heart" (T. Faragher, Lotti Golden, A. Baker) – 4:22
  2. "I'll Be Your Shelter" (D. Warren) – 4:45
  3. "Love Will Lead You Back" (D. Warren) – 4:39
  4. "Heart of Stone" (E. Wolff, G. Tripp) – 4:19
  5. "You Can't Fight Fate" (D. Warren) – 4:42
  6. "Up All Night" (S. Peiken, S. Rimland, K. Keating) – 4:07
  7. "I Know the Feeling" (M. Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 4:48
  8. "Wait for Me" (A. Armato, R. Neigher) – 3:42
  9. "You Meant the World to Me" (T. Dayne, R. Wake) – 4:09
  10. "Ain't No Good" (T. Dayne, T. Byrnes, R. Wake) – 4:04

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Australian Albums Chart[2] 7 35
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 23
New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 24 17
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 30 3
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 24 1
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 25 53

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Taylor Dayne – lead vocals, background vocals (tracks 2, 5, 10)
  • Rich Tancredi – keyboards (tracks 1–4, 6–10)
  • Tommy Byrnes – guitars, rhythm guitars, background vocals (track 10)
  • Bob Cadway – guitars (tracks 3–4, 7–9)
  • Blues Saraceno – lead guitar (track 5)
  • Kevin Jenkins – bass (track 2)
  • T.M. Stevens – bass (track 5)
  • Joe Franco – drums (tracks 1–5, 7–10)
  • Richie Jones – drum programming (track 6)
  • Joel Peskin – sax solo (track 1, 9)
  • Richie Cannata – sax (tracks 4, 5, 7)
  • Jerry Hey – trumpets (track 1), horns (track 9)
  • Gary Grant – trumpets (track 1), horns (track 9)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trumpets (track 1), horns (track 9)
  • Paul Tuthill -trumpet (track 5)
  • Billy T. Scott – background vocals (tracks 1, 3–10)
  • Jamillah Muhammad – background vocals (tracks 1, 3–10)
  • Gloria Weems – background vocals (tracks 1, 4)
  • Ricky Nelson – background vocals (tracks 1, 3, 7)
  • Kathy Troccoli – background vocals (track 2)

Production[edit]

  • Bob Cadway – recording and mix engineer
  • Clive Davis – executive producer
  • Ric Wake – arranger
  • Rich Tancredi – arranger (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–10)
  • Billy T. Scott – arranger (tracks 1, 3–4, 8)
  • Jerry Hey – arranger (tracks 1, 9)
  • Taylor Dayne – arranger (track 10)
  • David Barratt – production coordinator
  • Thomas Uberman Yezzi – assistant engineer
  • Rob Caprio – assistant engineer
  • Dan Hetzel – assistant engineer
  • Susan Gibbons – assistant engineer
  • Thom Cadley – assistant engineer
  • Mario Vasquez – assistant engineer
  • Brett Swain – assistant engineer
  • Raoul Rogut – assistant engineer
  • Greg Arnold – assistant engineer
  • Susan Mendola – art director
  • Wayne Maser – photography
  • Philippe Becker – hair/make-up
  • Juliet Cuming – styling

Singles[edit]

  • "With Every Beat of My Heart" (October 10, 1989) [1]
  • "Love Will Lead You Back" (January 15, 1990)
  • "I'll Be Your Shelter" (April 23, 1990) [2]
  • "Heart of Stone" (July 23, 1990)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  3. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (2012-02-03). "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09.