High Priority

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High Priority
High Priority.jpg
Studio album by Cherrelle
Released October 20, 1985
Genre R&B
Length 42:22
Label Tabu
Producer Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Cherrelle chronology
Fragile
(1984)
High Priority
(1985)
Affair
(1988)

High Priority is the second album by American singer Cherrelle.[1] Released on October 20, 1985, It reached #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart and #36 on the Billboard Top 200. It generated Cherrelle's biggest pop hit with her duet with Alexander O'Neal, "Saturday Love" which peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

After the success of her debut album, Fragile, Cherrelle returned to the studio to record her second album. She worked predominantly with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis again on this project, and co-wrote and co-produced the track "Where Do I Run To" herself.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The uptempo lead single, "You Look Good to Me" would reach #26 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The second single was "Saturday Love," which would go on to be a hit peaking at #2 on the R&B charts, Cherrelle's best showing to that point, and would crossover and reach #26 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would also go on to huge popularity in the UK, climbing to #6 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of Cherrelle's most recognisable hits. Subsequent singles, the slow jam "Will You Satisfy?" would peak at #57 on the UK Singles Chart and "Artificial Heart" would reach #18 on the R&B chart and become Cherrelle's biggest hit on the Hot Dance Club Play chart at #5.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "The Opening" - 1:06
  2. "You Look Good to Me" - 4:43
  3. "Artificial Heart" - 5:00
  4. "New Love" - 3:55
  5. "Oh No It's U Again" - 4:52

Side Two

  1. "Saturday Love" featuring Alexander O'Neal - 5:00
  2. "Will You Satisfy?" - 4:12
  3. "Where Do I Run To" - 3:42
  4. "High Priority" - 6:04
  5. "New Love" (reprise) - 0:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherrelle discography at Discogs
  2. ^ Ron Wynn. "High Priority - Cherrelle - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 January 2015.