Caught Up in the Rapture

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"Caught Up in the Rapture"
Caught Up in the Rapture vinyl single cover.jpeg
Single by Anita Baker
from the album Rapture
B-side "Mystery"
Released October 3, 1986
Format 7" vinyl single
Recorded 1985
Genre
Length 4:08 (Single version)
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Gary Glenn, Dianne Quander
Producer(s) Michael J. Powell
Anita Baker singles chronology
"Sweet Love"
(1986)
"Caught Up in the Rapture"
(1986)
"Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)"
(1987)

"Sweet Love"
(1986)
"Caught Up in the Rapture"
(1986)
"Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)"
(1987)

"Caught Up in the Rapture" is a 1986 ballad song by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. It was released as the follow-up single after "Sweet Love" from her multi-platinum selling album, Rapture.

Chart performance[edit]

"Caught Up in the Rapture" was Baker's third top ten R&B single, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart,[1] and number nine on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles chart.[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead and backing vocals: Anita Baker
  • Drums: Arthur Marbury
  • Percussion: Lawrence Fratangelo
  • Bass: David B. Washington
  • Guitar: Michael J. Powell
  • Keyboards: Vernon D. Fails
  • Arrangements by Sir Gant

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position[3]
US Billboard Hot 100 37
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 6
US Adult Contemporary Tracks 9

Popular culture[edit]

"Caught Up in the Rapture" was used on episodes of the soap operas Another World and General Hospital in 1987, on the sitcom "Who's The Boss?" in 1987, as well as one Days of Our Lives episode, airing in 1993.

Covers[edit]

Caught Up in the Rapture was covered by many artists including:

  • JoJo - LoveJo
  • Dunn Pearson Jr.
  • Pan Assembly
  • Jerome Rico
  • David Mann and Pamela Williams
  • Sao Benitez
  • Bruce Wall
  • The Moleskins
  • Leah Bein
  • Sak.
  • Montgomery Smith
  • Pat Valentino
  • Hande Yener
  • Steven Kindler
  • Enzo Pietropaoli
  • Calvin Brooks
  • Sharon Eusebe
  • George Shaw
  • Natalie Prass
  • Bobby Morganstein
  • Dayve Stewert
  • Tony Greene
  • Make-Up
  • Massimo Farao
  • Sam Levine
  • John Basile
  • Tiziana F
  • Eban Brown
  • Marti Pellow
  • Al McKenzie
  • The JT Project
  • Doug Gazlay
  • Sharon Cuneta
  • Garden State Gents
  • Daline Jones & Diego Ramirez
  • John Watson
  • Johanna Grussner
  • Pat Valentino
  • Montgomery Smith
  • Daren Motamedy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anita Baker Chart history-R&B Billboard. billboard.com
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ Anita Baker Chart history-Adult Contemporary. billboard.com

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