Come On Home (Cyndi Lauper song)

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"Come On Home"
Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some
Released November 21, 1995[1]
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Writer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Jan Pulsford
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Bralower, William Wittman
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Be Strong ('94 Version)"
(1994)
"Come On Home"
(1995)
"You Don't Know"
(1996)

"Come On Home" is the third and final single from Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some, the 1994 greatest hits album by Cyndi Lauper.

Song information[edit]

Different versions of "Come On Home" appeared on the international and US releases of Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some.[2]

The international version was produced by Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Bralower and William Wittman, recorded by William Wittman and Jan Pulsford and mixed by William Wittman and is approximately 4:36 in length. It starts with a beat in the opening bar of the song, and includes a distinctive sample (male voice signing "here") throughout the track. The sample is of "Here I Stand" (written by Justin Hinds) as recorded in 1994 by Bitty McLean for his Just to Let You Know... album and "Here I Stand" single.[3]

The US version was produced by Cyndi Lauper and Junior Vasquez, recorded by P. Dennis Mitchell with mix and additional recording from Joe 'The Butcher' Nicolo and has a runtime approximately 4:32. The version commences with a reggae-style bass/guitar riff before the beat commences, the song ends with an ad-lib, a cappella chorus.

For the single release, an edit of the US version with a runtime of 3:50 was used.[4]

"Come On Home" climbed up the dance charts in 1995 when it was released in the US. The song was also a moderate hit in a few countries, where it charted in the top twenty or the top forty.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
  1. "Come On Home" (single edit) – 3:47
  2. "Come On Home" (Junior's Soundfactory single version) – 4:14
  3. "Come On Home" (techno vocal single version) – 4:20
  4. "Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)" (Mikey Bennet's Carnival Version featuring Patra) – 6:04

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Japanese Singles Chart (Tokyo)[5] 97
UK Singles Chart[6] 39
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles Chart[7] 11

Official versions[edit]

  1. International album version – 4:36
  2. US album version – 4:33
  3. Single edit – 3:50
  4. Instrumental – 3:50
  5. Club mix extended version – 5:35
  6. Junior's Soundfactory mix – 11:43
  7. Junior's Soundfactory single version – 4:14
  8. Factory Dub – 4:50
  9. Dream Dub Beats – 4:50
  10. Ruff Factory Dub – 9:43
  11. Factory Dub short version – 2:34
  12. Techno vocal – 9:03
  13. Techno vocal single version – 4:20
  14. Techno dub – 4:35
  15. Jungle vocal – 6:20
  16. Jungle Ragga Beats – 5:35
  17. Instrumental long version – 8:26

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/lauper_cyndi/albums.jhtml?albumId=595857
  2. ^ "Cyndi Lauper Daily 'Come On Home' credits and lyrics". 
  3. ^ "Bitty MacLean 'Here I Stand' music video". 
  4. ^ "Discogs 'Come On Home' single image". 
  5. ^ http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/tokiohot100/cgi-bin/top100.cgi
  6. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/cyndi%20lauper/
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cyndi-lauper-mn0000122754/awards

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