Hormonally Yours is the second studio album by British-based pop act Shakespears Sister. Released on 18 February 1992 by London Records, the album went on to become a critical and commercial success, and is their best-selling album to date. The album's second single, "Stay" became the group's best-selling single, topping the UK Singles Chart for 8 consecutive weeks.
Hormonally Yours was the second and final album from the group to present them as a duo between Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. The title of Hormonally Yours derived from both members being pregnant whilst making the album. Five singles were released from the album, including "Stay", which topped the UK Singles Chart, and is to date the group's best-selling single. An early cassette pressing of the album featured an alternate cover and font previously used on the "Goodbye Cruel World" single. Some versions of the album appear to contain a straight mix of "Are We In Love Yet?" similar to the BBC Radio live session while others feature the Chris Thomas remix, though he is credited in all releases. In 1993, the album was re-released with the 7" versions of "Goodbye Cruel World", "I Don't Care", and "Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" plus the unremixed version of "Are We In Love Yet?" replacing the originals. The US pressing of the album also differed greatly, featuring the 7" version of "I Don't Care", the unremixed version of "Are We In Love Yet?", and slightly different versions of "Black Sky", "The Trouble With Andre", and "Let Me Entertain You", as well as featuring a slightly different cover.
On 27 June 2012, it was announced that Hormonally Yours would be re-released as a 20th Anniversary Edition, comprising a 2CD and DVD digipak set, along with a deluxe re-release of Sacred Heart. Originally due for an Autumn 2012 release, it was announced in September that the release had been pushed back into early 2013.
Tom Demalon from Allmusic praised the album, calling Hormonally Yours "a beautifully quirky, emotionally rich, and nearly flawless pop record", and saying that "It's a vibe that benefits from the contrast between the throaty vocals of Siobahn Fahey and the falsetto flutter of Marcella Detroit. Hormonally Yours is a wonderful, charming album marred only by a few weak lyrics." Jeff Bateman from Amazon labelled it as "Far superior to their skin-deep debut." Gina Arnold of Entertainment Weekly said "Hormonally Yours plays on the idea of female biological madness, and to its credit, it does so without sounding bitchy or melodramatic. Unlike band member Siobhan Fahey's former group, Bananarama, Shakespear's Sis isn't afraid to emote.". She also complimented the duo's vocals, saying that " Fahey's deep, uncannily male-sounding voice is perfectly complemented by her American-born partner, Marcella Detroit, who adds more soulful and feminine R&B-influenced backup vocals."
"Goodbye Cruel World" was released in October 1991 as the album's lead single, though it failed to reach the UK Top 40, peaking at #59. In July 1992, the single was re-released and charted better, peaking at #32. Neither releases were fully released outside of the UK. The second single, "Stay", was released on 25 January 1992. It quickly became the group's best-selling single, topping the UK Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks, and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. The single reached similar success internationally, reaching the top ten in territories including Australia, the US, and Germany. It also reached #1 in Ireland and Switzerland.
The third single from Hormonally Yours, "I Don't Care", reached #7 in the UK, and #10 in Ireland. Internationally, the single reached the top 20 in Australia and New Zealand, and #55 in the US. The fourth single, "Hello (Turn Your Radio On)", reached #12 in the UK, and reached similar success internationally thou charted poorly in Australia , peaking at #97 on the chart. The song was covered less than two years later by The Bates, and released as the band's debut single. Although this version gained little attention, the song was covered once again by Queensberry in 2009, and in several territories was more successful than the original. The fifth and final single, "My 16th Apology", was released during a period of hiatus, and due to a lack of promotion only peaked at #61 in the UK.