All Around the World (Lisa Stansfield song)

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"All Around the World"
Single by Lisa Stansfield
from the album Affection
Released 16 October 1989 (UK)
15 January 1990 (US)
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1989
Genre
Length 4:25
Label Arista
Writer(s) Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Andy Morris
Producer(s) Ian Devaney, Andy Morris
Lisa Stansfield singles chronology
"This Is the Right Time"
(1989)
"All Around the World"
(1989)
"Live Together"
(1990)
2003 singles chronology
"8-3-1"
(2001)
"All Around the World (Norty Cotto Mixes)"
(2003)
"Too Hot"
(2004)
Music video
"All Around the World" on YouTube

"All Around the World" is a song recorded by British R&B/new jack swing recording artist Lisa Stansfield for her 1989 album, Affection, which became her biggest hit. It was written by Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, and produced by Devaney and Morris. The song received favorable reviews from music critics.[1][2][3][4] Songwriters, Stansfield, Devaney and Morris, received the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.[5] "All Around the World" was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards. Additionally, Stansfield was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

"All Around the World" was released as the second European single on 16 October 1989. It was remixed by Yvonne Turner, Eddie Gordon, Paul Witts and Steve Anderson. In North America, "All Around the World" was released as the first single on 15 January 1990 and included remixes created by The 45 King and Richard Sweret. In Japan, the single was released on 7 February 1990. The music video was directed by Philip Richardson.

In 2003, "All Around the World" was included on Biography: The Greatest Hits. In 2014, the remixes of "All Around the World" were included on the deluxe 2CD + DVD re-releases of Affection, Face Up and on the People Hold On ... The Remix Anthology compilation (also on The Collection 1989–2003).

Commercial performance[edit]

"All Around the World" became a very successful single, peaking at number one in many countries. In Europe, it reached the top of the chart in Austria (for six weeks), Netherlands (four weeks), Norway (three weeks), United Kingdom (two weeks), Spain (two weeks) and Belgium (one week). It also peaked at number two in Germany, number three in Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, and number four in Sweden.

In the United States, "All Around the World" reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped for two weeks the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Songs charts. Stansfield became the first white woman to top the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart since Teena Marie scored in 1988 with "Ooo La La La."[6] On the Adult Contemporary Singles, the song peaked at number seven.

In Canada, "All Around the World" reached number three on the Top Singles Chart and Adult Contemporary Chart, and peaked at number one on the Dance/Urban Chart. "All Around the World" also reached number nine in Australia and number ten in New Zealand. The single was certified Platinum in the United States for selling over one million copies and Gold in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Austria and Sweden.

1992, 2003 and 2014 versions[edit]

In 1992, Stansfield re-recorded "All Around the World" as a duet with Barry White. This version was included on her single, "Time to Make You Mine" (March 1992). All artist royalties from this record were donated to the charity Trading Places. The Peter Stuart-directed music video for the duet version was also released. In November 1992, this duet version was also included on White's album, Just for You. In 2003, Stansfield released Biography: The Greatest Hits which was promoted by her signature song, "All Around the World." In the United States, the promotional single included remixes created by Norty Cotto and reached number thirty-four on the Billboard‍ '​s Hot Dance Club Songs. The digital promo single with remix by Junior Vasquez was also released.

In 2014, the remixes of "All Around the World" were included on the deluxe 2CD + DVD re-releases of Affection, Face Up and on the People Hold On ... The Remix Anthology compilation (also on The Collection 1989–2003). Affection re-release includes: Long Version, Around the House Mix and Runaway Love Mix, all from 1989. Face Up 2014 re-release features remixes from 2003: Norty Cotto Remix, Norty's World Dub and Junior Vasquez Earth Anthem. Finally, People Hold On...The Remix Anthology includes: The Global Quest from 1989, American Club Remix form 1990 and previously unreleased Attack Mix by The 45 King.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

This song was interpolated on the 1997 single "Been Around the World" from the Sean Combs album No Way Out and Boyzone members (Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch) version of "Girl You Know It's True" in 2000.[47][48] "All Around the World" was also sampled by R&B singer Aaliyah in "Where Could He Be?", which was posthumously released in 2005, and by Swedish duo Air France in their song "Beach Party" (2006).[49] In 2005, trumpeter Rick Braun covered it on his album Yours Truly and in 2006, the song was covered by Thomas Anders for his swing album Songs Forever.[50]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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