Lost in Emotion

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"Lost in Emotion"
Single by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
from the album Spanish Fly
Released 1987
Genre Freestyle, R&B
Length 4:34 (45 version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Full Force
Producer(s) Full Force
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam singles chronology
"Head to Toe"
(1987)
"Lost in Emotion"
(1987)
"Someone to Love Me for Me"
(1987)

"Lost in Emotion" is a song recorded by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam that appeared on their 1987 album Spanish Fly. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 17, 1987. The song was their second number-one single (having scored this first earlier in the year with "Head to Toe"). The song also went to number one on the Black Singles chart,[1] and number eight on the dance chart.[2]

Full Force member Lou George describes "Lost in Emotion" as "a combination" of two Mary Wells' hits: "Two Lovers" and "You Beat Me to the Punch", an idea which occurred to George as the result of his playing Wells' Greatest Hits album on which "Two Lovers" and "You Beat Me to the Punch" were sequential tracks. George - "We didn't steal the riffs: all we did was get the flavoring...We [used] a xylophone and some bells because back in the Motown days they always used those simple instruments."[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987-1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 27
New Zealand Singles Charts[4] 15
UK Singles Chart 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 354. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 157. 
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). Billboard Book of Number One Hits (5th ed.). New York: Billboard Books (Crown Publishing Group). ISBN 978-0823076772. 
  4. ^ "Lost in Emotion", New Zealand Charts [1] (Retrieved September 7, 2011)
Preceded by
"I Need Love" by LL Cool J
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
October 3, 1987
Succeeded by
"(You're Puttin') A Rush on Me" by Stephanie Mills
Preceded by
"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
October 17, 1987
Succeeded by
"Bad" by Michael Jackson