My Special Love

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My Special Love
Studio album by La Toya Jackson
Released May 8, 1981 (1981-05-08)
Recorded December, 1980 – April, 1981
Length 36:30
Label Polydor
La Toya Jackson chronology
La Toya Jackson
(1980)La Toya Jackson1980
My Special Love
Heart Don't Lie
(1984)Heart Don't Lie1984
Singles from My Special Love
  1. "Stay the Night"
    Released: April 26, 1981
  2. "I Don't Want You to Go"
    Released: September 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

My Special Love is the second studio album by American singer La Toya Jackson. Released on May 8, 1981, The album is one of Jackson's more successful, peaking at #175 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. After the album's limited success, it fell into obscurity, receiving a limited re-release on CD in Japan in the early 1990s, which was quickly deleted. This was the last Jackson album released with Polydor Records.


Allmusic called it "the defining album of Jackson's career", also stating that "Though her voice isn't particularly strong, Jackson makes up for what she lacks in power with an energetic, uninhibited approach to the music. Benefiting from solid R&B-funk arrangements and the well-rounded production of Ollie E. Brown, her second album is a flavorful mixture of lively uptempo romps and smooth-sailing slow jams."[2] The first single from the album was "Stay the Night", a cover of the 1980 Billy Ocean single, and was moderately successful. The second and final single was "I Don't Want You to Go", which had a very small release and failed to chart. The album also includes "Giving You Up", a duet with brother Randy, and "Camp Kuchi Kaiai", which features background vocals by sister Janet. The album is the rarest album from LaToya, the other being Stop in the Name of Love (1995).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Stay the Night" Ken Gold, Billy Ocean Ollie Brown 5:32
2. "Fill You Up" Ollie E. Brown Ollie Brown 5:09
3. "Giving You Up" Randy Jackson Randy Jackson 3:08
4. "Love Song" Jonathan Moffett, Mike McKinney, Tito Jackson, (JBJ) James Bradley Jr Ollie Brown 4:07
5. "I Don't Want You to Go" Allee Willis, Bruce Roberts Ollie E. Brown 4:18
6. "Camp Kuchi Kaiai" La Toya Jackson, Janet Jackson Ollie E. Brown 3:30
7. "Summertime with You" Ollie E. Brown Ollie Brown 5:44
8. "Special Love" Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson Randy Jackson 5:02