Rock Me Tonight

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This article is about the Freddie Jackson album. For the title song, see Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake). For the Billy Squier song, see Rock Me Tonite.
Rock Me Tonight
Studio album by Freddie Jackson
Released 1985
Recorded 1984-1985
Genre R&B
Length 41:26
Label Capitol Records
Producer Paul Laurence
Robert Aries
Barry Eastmond
Freddie Jackson chronology
Rock Me Tonight
Just Like The First Time
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Rock Me Tonight is the platinum selling debut album from R&B/soul singer Freddie Jackson. Released in 1985, the album yielded four top-10 singles on the U.S. R&B chart, with the first two, "You Are My Lady" and "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", reaching number one. The latter two, "Love Is Just a Touch Away" and "He'll Never Love You", peaked at Nos. 9 and 8, respectively. The album contains a cover of the Billie Holiday classic "Good Morning Heartache". The success of Rock Me Tonight garnered Jackson a Grammy Award nomination in 1986 for Best New Artist, losing out to Sade. Rock Me Tonight went on to top the R&B Albums chart for 14 nonconsecutive weeks, and peaked inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)" (Keith Diamond, Barry Eastmond) - 4:43
  2. "Love Is Just a Touch Away" (Freddie Jackson, Barry Eastmond) - 5:19
  3. "I Wanna Say I Love You" (Freddie Jackson, Barry Eastmond) - 4:40
  4. "You Are My Lady" (Barry Eastmond) - 4:44
  5. "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)" (Paul Laurence) - 7:12
  6. "Sing a Song of Love" (Barry Eastmond) - 5:02
  7. "Calling" (Keith Diamond, Barry Eastmond) - 5:30
  8. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higgenbotham) - 4:28


Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 10
U.S. Billboard Top Black Albums[2] 1


Year Single Chart positions[3]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 US
1985 "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)" 18 1
"You Are My Lady" 12 1
"He ll Never Love You (Like I Do)" 25 8
1986 "Love Is Just A Touch Away" - 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Freddie Jackson: Rock Me Tonight > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Freddie Jackson US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Freddie Jackson US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 

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