In the Middle (Alexander O'Neal song)

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"In the Middle"
Single by Alexander O'Neal
from the album Love Makes No Sense
Released1993 (1993)
GenreR&B, hip hop
Length4:37 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Terry Coffey, Jon Nettlesbey
Producer(s)Terry Coffey, Jon Nettlesbey, Pete Rock (remix)
Alexander O'Neal singles chronology
"Love Makes No Sense"
"In the Middle"

"In the Middle" is a song written by Terry Coffey and Jon Nettlesbey and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It is the second single from the singer's fifth solo album, Love Makes No Sense (1993). The song's distinctive backing vocals were performed by Cherrelle. Following the successful chart performances of the single "Love Makes No Sense", "In the Middle" was released as the album's second single.

The single was recorded by Wolfgang Aichholz at Winsonics, Los Angeles, CA.[1]


Alexander O'Neal's 24th hit single and it reached #32 in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the single reached #26 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.

Track listing[edit]


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[1]

  • Alexander O'Neal - lead vocals
  • Terry Coffey - synthesizer programming, keyboards, vocal arrangements
  • Jon Nettlesbey - drum programming, percussion, vocal arrangements
  • Cherrelle - backing vocals
  • Sean Devereaux - backing vocals


Chart (1993) Peak
Europe Dance (Music & Media)[2] 18
UK Singles (OCC)[3] 32
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 26


  1. ^ a b Love Makes No Sense liner notes. Tabu Records. 1993.
  2. ^ "European Dance Radio" (PDF). Music & Media. 1993-07-31. p. 17. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  3. ^ "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  4. ^ "US Singles Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-26.

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