I Refuse to Be Lonely

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I Refuse to Be Lonely
Studio album by Phyllis Hyman
Released November 21, 1995
Label Zoo Entertainment/Philadelphia Int'l and Volcano[1]
Producer Nick Martinelli, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
Phyllis Hyman chronology
Prime of My Life
I Refuse To Be Lonely
Forever with You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
MSN Music Guide 4/5 stars[2]

I Refuse to Be Lonely is the ninth studio album by American Soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman. It was released posthumously in November 1995, the singer having taken her own life on 30 June 1995.[3]

The album reached number 12 in the Billboard R&B album chart, and peaked at #67 in the Billboard 200.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Refuse To Be Lonely"   Jud Friedman, Alan Rich, Nick Martinelli, Phyllis Hyman Nick Martinelli, Jud Friedman 4:02
2. "Waiting For The Last Tear To Fall"   Jon Rosen, Karen Manno, Jeff Franzel Nick Martinelli 4:13
3. "This Too Shall Pass"   Lorrain Feather, Joe Curiale Nick Martinelli 5:29
4. "I’m Truly Yours"   Kenneth Gamble, James Sigler Kenneth Gamble, Steven Ford, Dexter Wansel 5:42
5. "I’m Calling You"   Phyllis Hyman, Kenneth Gamble, Dexter Wansel Dexter Wansel 6:02
6. "Back To Paradise"   Jon Rosen, Karen Manno, Jim Jacobsen Nick Martinelli 4:52
7. "It’s Not About You (It’s About Me)"   Dave Hall, Gordon Chambers, Phyllis Hyman Dave Hall 5:17
8. "It Takes Two"   Noel Cohen, Daryl Hair, Phyllis Hyman Nick Martinelli 4:15
9. "Why Not Me"   Barry J. Eastmond, Gordon Chambers, Diane Quander, Phyllis Hyman Barry J. Eastmond 4:43
10. "Give Me One Good Reason To Stay"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon A. Huff Kenneth Gamble, Dexter Wansel, Steven Ford 5:15
Total length:


  1. ^ a b "I Refuse to Be Lonely Phyllis Hyman". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  2. ^ MSN Entertainnent.
  3. ^ Mark Anthony Neal, "The Private Struggles of a Genius", The New Black Magazine.
  4. ^ "I Refuse to Be Lonely: Phyllis Hyman". allmusic. Retrieved 9 December 2011.