Divine Emotions

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"Divine Emotions"
Single by Narada Michael Walden
from the album Divine Emotion
B-side "Tighter"
Released March 14, 1988
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
Genre R&B, funk
Length 5:13 (album version)
4:12 (single mix)
8:48 (12" version)
4:27 (Bright Lights, Big City soundtrack version)
Label Reprise Records
Songwriter(s) Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen
Producer(s) Narada Michael Walden

"Divine Emotions" is a 1988 single by Narada Michael Walden. A successful producer, Walden billed himself as Narada for his later music releases. After producing acts like Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston in the mid-1980s, Walden released "Divine Emotions," in 1988. The single went to number one on the Billboard dance club play chart for one week.[1] Although the single did not chart on the Hot 100, it peaked at number twenty-one on the soul singles chart.[2] Overseas, "Divine Emotions", was a Top Ten hit in the UK, peaking at #8, and in the Netherlands, peaking at #4 in the Dutch Top40.[3]

Use in media[edit]


Track listings[edit]

7": Reprise (US)/ 9 27967-7[4][edit]

  1. "Divine Emotions (Single Mix)" - 4:12 ^
  2. "Tighter" - 5:08

12": Reprise (US)/ 0-20874[5][edit]

  1. "Divine Emotions (Remix)" - 8:48 ^
  2. "Divine Emotions (Dub Mix)" - 7:45
  3. "Divine Emotions (Single Mix)" - 4:12 ^
  4. "Tighter" - 5:08

3 Inch CD Single: Reprise (Europe)/ 920 955-2, W 7967 CD[6][edit]

  1. "Divine Emotions (Remix)" - 8:48 ^
  2. "Divine Emotions (Single Mix)"- 4:12 ^
  3. "Tighter" - 5:08

^Remix created by Shep Pettibone


Chart (1988) Peak
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 21
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
Preceded by
"Together Forever by Rick Astley
Billboartd Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
June 4, 1988
Succeeded by
"The Promise" by When in Rome