Rock Me Tonight

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Rock Me Tonight
Rock Me Tonight.jpg
Studio album by Freddie Jackson
Released April 28, 1985
Recorded January–March 1985
Length 41:26
Label Capitol
  • Paul Laurence
  • Robert Aries
  • Barry Eastmond
Freddie Jackson chronology
Rock Me Tonight
Just Like the First Time
Singles from Rock Me Tonight
  1. "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)"
    Released: April 2, 1985
  2. "You Are My Lady"
    Released: August 13, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Rock Me Tonight is the platinum selling 1985 debut album from American R&B/Soul singer Freddie Jackson. Released on April 28, 1985, the album yielded four top–10 singles on the U.S. R&B chart, with the first two, "You Are My Lady" and "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", reaching number one. The latter two, "Love Is Just a Touch Away" and "He'll Never Love You", peaked at Nos. 9 and 8, respectively. The album contains a cover of the Billie Holiday classic "Good Morning Heartache". The success of Rock Me Tonight garnered Jackson a Grammy Award nomination in 1986 for Best New Artist, losing out to Sade. Rock Me Tonight went on to top the R&B Albums chart for 14 nonconsecutive weeks, and peaked inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)" (Keith Diamond, Barry Eastmond) – 4:43
  2. "Love Is Just a Touch Away" (Freddie Jackson, Barry Eastmond) – 5:19
  3. "I Wanna Say I Love You" (Freddie Jackson, Barry Eastmond) – 4:40
  4. "You Are My Lady" (Barry Eastmond) – 4:44
  5. "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)" (Paul Laurence) – 7:12
  6. "Sing a Song of Love" (Barry Eastmond) – 5:02
  7. "Calling" (Keith Diamond, Barry Eastmond) – 5:30
  8. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) – 4:28


Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 10
U.S. Billboard Top Black Albums[2] 1


Year Single Chart positions[3]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 US
1985 "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)" 18 1
"You Are My Lady" 12 1
"He ll Never Love You (Like I Do)" 25 8
1986 "Love Is Just A Touch Away" - 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Freddie Jackson: Rock Me Tonight > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Freddie Jackson US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Freddie Jackson US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 

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