A Little Spice

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A Little Spice
Studio album by Loose Ends
Released May 25, 1984
Recorded 1982–1984
Genre R&B
Label Virgin (UK), MCA (US)
Producer Nick Martinelli
Loose Ends chronology
A Little Spice
So Where Are You?
Professional ratings
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Allmusic4/5 stars link

A Little Spice (originally titled "Loose End") is the debut album released by the English R&B band Loose Ends. The original UK version was released in 1984 (some early pressings list "1983" [1]).

The following year, an alternate version of the album, featuring "Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)" in place of "Feels So Right Now" and a re-ordered overall track listing was released for the U.S. market. This album reached number five on the U.S. R&B chart in 1985, while the single, "Hangin' on a String", became a number one hit on both the U.S. Dance and US R&B charts. It was also a moderate hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Also, it is featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto IV's fictional Soul/R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8. Between the years 1991-2009 the album sold an additional 126,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen Soundscan 7 years after its initial release. The album remains uncertified with overall sells unknown.

Track listing[edit]

UK version[edit]

  1. "Tell Me What You Want" (4:47)
  2. "Feels So Right Now" (5:24)
  3. "Let's Rock" (4:57)
  4. "So Much Love" (4:31)
  5. "Emergency (Dial 999)" (4:52)
  6. "Music Takes Me Higher" (4:56)
  7. "Choose Me (Rescue Me)" (4:34)
  8. "A Little Spice" (5:08)

U.S. version[edit]

  1. "Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)" (5:56)
  2. "Choose Me (Rescue Me)" (5:57)
  3. "Music Takes Me Higher" (4:55)
  4. "Emergency (Dial 999)" (6:42)
  5. "Tell Me What You Want" (6:05)
  6. "A Little Spice" (5:07)
  7. "So Much Love" (4:30)
  8. "Let's Rock" (4:55)

Leftover Tracks[edit]

"Don't Hold Back Your Love" (1983)
"We've Arrived" (1982)
"In The Sky" (1982)
"Full Moon" (1983)
"No Stranger To Darkness" (1983)


Chart (1985) Peak
The Billboard 200 46
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5


Title UK US US
"Tell Me What You Want" 74 - -
"Emergency (Dial 999)" 41 - -
"Choose Me (Rescue Me)" 59 - 47

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