It Would Take a Strong Strong Man

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"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man"
Single by Rick Astley
from the album Whenever You Need Somebody
Released November 7, 1988
Format CD single, cassette single, 3" single, 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:39
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman (Stock Aitken Waterman)
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Rick Astley singles chronology
"Together Forever"
(1988)
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man"
(1988)
"She Wants to Dance with Me"
(1988)

"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" is a song written by Stock Aitken Waterman for Rick Astley's multi-million-selling debut album Whenever You Need Somebody.[1] It was another successful single for Astley, reaching number one in Canada, number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number one for one week on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart.[2] It was not released in the UK and most of Europe.

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" – 3:39
  2. "You Move Me" – 3:40

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ The song at lescharts.com
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 24. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"One Good Woman" by Peter Cetera
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks number-one single
October 1, 1988
Succeeded by
"A Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins