How Can I Ease the Pain
|"How Can I Ease the Pain"|
|Single by Lisa Fischer|
|from the album So Intense|
|Format||CD single, 7", 12"|
|Genre||R&B, quiet storm|
|Length||5:24 (Album version)
4:16 (Radio edit)
|Writer(s)||Lisa Fischer, Narada Michael Walden|
|Producer(s)||Narada Michael Walden, Louis Biancaniello|
|Lisa Fischer singles chronology|
"How Can I Ease the Pain" is a song by American singer Lisa Fischer, from her album So Intense. It was produced by Narada Michael Walden and Louis Biancaniello. The hit song spent two weeks at number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song was sampled by rap group Three 6 Mafia for their hit "Late Nite Tip".
In 1992 the single won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female and it also won a 1992 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song also peaked at number eleven on the pop charts. One of the most popular R&B songs in 1991/1992, this simple but melodic tune boasts Lisa Fischer in a powerful vocal performance, reaching the whistle register in the last minutes of the song. Respectively on both charts, this was Fischer's biggest and well-known hit.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 204.