Reaching Out

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Reaching Out
Menudo Reaching Out.jpg
Studio album by Menudo
Released January 1984
Recorded 1983-1984, Kirios, Spain (Music) and Ochoa, Puerto Rico (vocals)
Genre Latin pop
Length 33:19
Label RCA Records
Producer Edgardo Díaz; additional production by Mary Lynne M Pagan
Menudo chronology
A Todo Rock
(1983)A Todo Rock1983
Reaching Out

Reaching Out (1984) is Menudo's 14th album and the first one in English.

It features Ricky Meléndez, Charlie Massó, Ray Reyes, Roy Rosselló, and new member Robi Rosa. Robi replaced Johnny Lozada after Johnny reached the group's age limit. The songs on this album are selections from their last four Spanish language albums translated into English, with the exception of Like A Cannonball. This song was recorded for the soundtrack to the Burt Reynolds film Cannonball Run II. Robby Rosa is the lead vocalist on six of the ten songs, being the only member fluent in the English language at the time.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Like A Cannonball (Como Cannonball) (Snuff Garrett, Steve Dorff, Milton Brown) - Singer: Robi Rosa
  2. Indianapolis (Alejandro Monroy, Carlos Villa) - Singer: Robi Rosa
  3. Heavenly Angel (Monroy, Villa, Mary Lynne M Pagan) - Singer: Charlie Massó
  4. Because Of Love (Pagan, Villa, Julio Seijas, Eddy Guerin) - Singer: Robi Rosa
  5. Motorcycle Dreamer (Pagan, Villa, Edgardo Díaz) - Singer: Ricky Melendez
  6. If You're Not Here -By My Side- (Díaz, Monroy, Pagan, Villa) [4:25] - Singer: Robi Rosa
  7. That's What You Do (Monroy, Pagan, Villa) - Singer: Ray Reyes
  8. Gimme Rock (Monroy, Pagan, Seijas, Villa) - Singer: Robi Rosa
  9. Gotta Get On Moving (Monroy, Pagan, Villa) - Singer: Ricky Meléndez
  10. Fly Away (Díaz, Monroy, Pagan, Villa) - Singer: Robi Rosa


  • Arranged & Conducted By Alejandro Monroy & Carlos Villa
  • Produced By Edgardo Díaz, with additional production by Mary Lynne M. Pagan
  • Engineered By Jaime Camacho (vocals) & Jose Vinader (music)
  • Mixed By Carlos Martos