Suddenly (Billy Ocean song)

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Single by Billy Ocean
from the album Suddenly
Released May 10, 1985
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1984
Genre Soul, urban, soft rock
Length 3:55
Label Jive Records
Writer(s) Keith Diamond, Billy Ocean
Producer(s) Keith Diamond, Billy Ocean
Billy Ocean singles chronology
"Mystery Lady"

"Suddenly" is a popular song from 1985 written and performed by the Trinidadian-born, British-based pop music singer Billy Ocean. It is the title track to the singer's 1984 breakthrough album, which was produced by Keith Diamond.

Released as the third single from the album (following the success of "Caribbean Queen" and "Loverboy"), the ballad, "Suddenly", reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart in mid-1985, peaking at number four.[1] The song reached the same chart peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, spending two weeks at number four in June of that year.[2] It peaked at number five on the Billboard R&B chart and spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video features Billy Ocean performing the song live before an audience.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UK Singles Chart data from
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  4. ^ Music video in

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