Self Control (album)

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Self Control
Studio album by Laura Branigan
Released April 1984
Genre Pop, rock
Length 40:01
Label Atlantic
Producer Robbie Buchanan, Jack White
Laura Branigan chronology
Branigan 2
(1983)
Self Control
(1984)
Hold Me
(1985)
Singles from Self Control
  1. "Self Control"
    Released: 1984
  2. "The Lucky One"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Ti Amo"
    Released: 1984
  4. "Satisfaction"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Self Control is the third album by American singer Laura Branigan, released in 1984. Two songs from the album were US Top-20 hits, the title song (#4) and "The Lucky One" (#20). The album became Branigan's biggest commercial success, earning her a Platinum certification in the United States for over 1 million confirmed sales, and selling several million copies worldwide. Branigan also enjoyed huge success in some countries with the single "Ti amo" (her second Umberto Tozzi cover, after "Gloria"), which reached #5 in the Canadian singles chart, but most notably reaching #2 in Australia. The album was a huge success internationally, gaining several sales certifications.

A remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on April 25, 2013 by Gold Legion. Included are remixes of "The Lucky One" and "Satisfaction", as well as the extended version of "Self Control".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Lucky One"   Bruce Roberts 4:10
2. "Self Control"   Giancarlo Bigazzi, Raffaele Riefoli, Steve Piccolo 4:08
3. "Ti Amo"   Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi, Diane Warren 4:18
4. "Heart"   Marie Cain, Warren Hartman 4:08
5. "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"   Gerry Goffin, Carole King 3:26
6. "Satisfaction"   Bernd Dietrich, Gerd Grabowski, Engelbert Simons, Mark Spiro, Warren 3:56
7. "Silent Partners"   Warren, The Doctor 4:10
8. "Breaking Out"   Warren, The Doctor 3:50
9. "Take Me"   John Parker, Steve Kipner 3:43
10. "With Every Beat of My Heart"   Bob Mitchell, Jamie Kaleth 4:12
Expanded edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "The Lucky One" (John Robie mix) Roberts 5:23
12. "The Lucky One" (Jack White mix) Roberts 5:04
13. "Self Control" (12" version) Bigazzi, Riefoli, Piccolo 5:00
14. "Satisfaction" (Special dance mix) Dietrich, Grabowski, Simons, Spiro, Warren 5:56

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[3] 16
Canadian Albums Chart[4] 13
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 48
German Albums Chart[6] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[7] 38
Norwegian Albums Chart[8] 3
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 5
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 2
UK Albums Chart[11] 16
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Laura Branigan - Self Control (Expanded)". Gold Legion. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Laura Branigan - Self Control". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Laura Branigan - Self Control". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Laura Branigan - Self Control". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Laura Branigan - Self Control". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Laura Branigan - Self Control". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Laura Branigan - Self Control". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  11. ^ "ChartArchive". Chartstats.com. 1969-12-31. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/306600/laura+branigan/chart?f=305