Superwoman (Karyn White song)

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"Superwoman"
Single by Karyn White
from the album Karyn White
B-side "Language of Love"
Released November 1988
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded March–April 1988
Genre R&B, pop
Length 5:49
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Karyn White singles chronology
"The Way You Love Me"
(1988)
"Superwoman"
(1988)
"Love Saw It"
(1989)

"Superwoman" is the second single from R&B singer Karyn White's self-titled debut album, Karyn White (1988). It became her second U.S. top ten hit and second U.S. R&B number-one hit.

In 1991, the song was remade by Gladys Knight, with help from Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick, and it was featured on her album Good Woman. Norman Cheung and Faye Wong also released a cover version of "Superwoman" entitled "Because of Him" on her 1990 album You're the Only One. Malaysian Singer Gary Chaw had a Mandarin cover version, also named Superwoman, on his first album Blue in 2006.

The song was covered by Malaysian Idol season 1 winner Jaclyn Victor in 2006 on her second album, Inilah Jac. Heather Headley also covered it in her mini concert.[1] It is often covered in Chinese and Taiwanese singing competitions, notably Janice Yan and Jeanie Lee.

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl single (UK)
  1. Superwoman (Edit)
  2. The Way You Love Me (Edit)
12" vinyl single (UK)
  1. Superwoman (Long Version)
  2. Superwoman (7" Version)
  3. The Way You Love Me (New York Groove Edit)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 12
UK Singles Chart 11

Cover versions[edit]

  • Gary Chaw made a cover version of the song in Mandarin[2]
  • In 1989, Norman Cheung made a cover version in Cantonese
  • In 1990, Barbara Mandrell covered the song on her 22nd album Morning Sun
  • In 2014, Sam Bailey covered the song for her debut album The Power of Love

References[edit]

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Preceded by
"Oasis" by Roberta Flack
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
January 14, 1989 – January 28, 1989
Succeeded by
"Can You Stand the Rain" by New Edition