Hot Together

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Hot Together
Studio album by Pointer Sisters
Released November 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B
Length 42:26
Label RCA
Producer Richard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Contact
(1985)
Hot Together
(1986)
Serious Slammin'
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Hot Together is the title of the twelfth studio album by the Pointer Sisters released in November 1986 on the RCA label.

History[edit]

The eighth of the group's nine collaborations with producer Richard Perry, Hot Together represented a downturn in the Pointer Sisters' fortunes. The lead single, "Goldmine," charted well on Billboard's R&B and dance charts but only reached #33 on the Hot 100. A second single, the ballad "All I Know Is the Way I Feel," reached #93 on the Hot 100. A third release, "Mercury Rising," only managed an appearance on Billboard's R&B chart. The album's title track is more well-known, having been included in the soundtrack for the Mel Brooks' film Spaceballs and the Richard Dreyfuss film Stakeout; it was also a part of the NBA's late 1980s promotional campaign. Other songs of note include "Set Me Free" (co-written by "Neutron Dance" scribe Allee Willis and featured in the opening scene of Whoopi Goldberg's "Jumpin' Jack Flash") and "My Life" (co-written by actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard). The album was remastered and issued on CD, with bonus tracks, in 2011 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Life"   Adele Bertei, David Paul Bryant, Sandra Bernhard 4:14
2. "Mercury Rising"   Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts 4:34
3. "Goldmine"   Goldmark, Roberts 3:51
4. "All I Know Is the Way I Feel"   Jerry Ragovoy, Estelle Levitt 4:42
5. "Say the Word"   Marti Sharron, Glen Ballard, Chuck Wild 3:39
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Hot Together"   Sharon Robinson 4:11
7. "Sexual Power"   Dan E. Williams, Michael D. Stewart 3:44
8. "Set Me Free"   Allee Willis, Danny Sembello, Cynthia Weil 4:50
9. "Taste"   David Swanson, Siedah Garrett 4:57
10. "Eyes Don't Lie"   Ballard, Garrett 3:38

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 48
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Contact review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-15.

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