Be My Lover (O'Bryan album)

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Be My Lover
Be My Lover (O'Bryan album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by O'Bryan
Released May 1984
Recorded 1983–1984 at Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 41:02
Label Capitol
Producer O'Bryan, Michael Norfleet, Friendship Producers Company
O'Bryan chronology
You And I
(1983)You And I1983
Be My Lover
(1984)
Surrender
(1986)Surrender1986

Be My Lover is the third studio album by R&B singer O'Bryan.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

"Be My Lover" was O'Bryan's highest charting collection on the Billboard R&B Albums charts, peaking at No. 3. The first single — the insistent, chugging "Lovelite" — marched to the top of the Billboard R&B Singles chart. The success of "Lovelite" prompted Capitol to release "Breakin' Together" as the next single.

But it was O'Bryan's penchant for ballads — the quiet storm staple "Lady I Love You;" the lovelorn "You’re Always On My Mind;" and "Go On And Cry," which was the third single — that shone as the album’s highlights. The title track also became known as one of O'Bryan's better uptempo songs.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lovelite" O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 6:12
2. "Be My Lover" O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius, Michael Norfleet 5:00
3. "You Gotta Use It" Michael Norfleet, Don Cornelius, O'Bryan Burnette II 4:57
4. "Go On And Cry" O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 4:47
5. "Breakin' Together" O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 5:49
6. "You're Always On My Mind" O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 5:05
7. "Too Hot" O'Bryan Burnette II 4:30
8. "Lady I Love You" O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 5:28

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1984 Be My Lover 64 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1984 "Lovelite" 1
"Breakin' Together" 32
"Go On And Cry" 62

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r67613/review
  2. ^ "O'Bryan US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  3. ^ "O'Bryan US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.