Say It Again (Jermaine Stewart song)

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"Say It Again" is a song written by Bunny Sigler and Carol Davis. It was originally recorded and released as a single by African-American singer Shawn Christopher in 1983.[1] In 1984, American singer Lou Rawls recorded a version for his album Close Company.[2] In 1985, Rége Burrell released his own version of the song as a single from his album Victim of Emotion.[3][4] In 1986, American female R&B vocal trio Sinnamon recorded their own version, which was released as a single.[5] The best known version is the 1987 recording by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released as a hit single from his album of the same name.

Jermaine Stewart version[edit]

"Say It Again"
Jermaine stewart say it again single 1987.jpeg
Single by Jermaine Stewart
from the album Say It Again
B-side "You Promise"
Released 1987
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Genre Pop
Length 4:07
Label 10 Records, Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Bunny Sigler, Carol Davis
Producer(s) Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight
Jermaine Stewart singles chronology
"Don't Ever Leave Me"
(1987)
"Say It Again"
(1987)
"Get Lucky"
(1988)
"Don't Ever Leave Me"
(1987)
"Say It Again"
(1987)
"Get Lucky"
(1988)

In 1987, Jermaine Stewart released "Say It Again" as the lead single from his third studio album Say It Again. It was produced by Aaron Zigman and Jerry Knight.

"Say It Again" continued Stewart's commercial success in both America and Europe. The song became Stewart's second biggest single after his 1986 hit "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off". In America, "Say It Again" reached #27,[6] while in the UK it peaked at #7, lasting twelve weeks in the chart.[7] It was also a Top 10 hit in Norway,[8] and a Top 30 hit in the Netherlands.[9]

A promotional video was filmed for the single. Stewart also performed the song on the popular UK music show Top of the Pops with his backing band "The Party" in February 1988.[10] In America, Stewart performed the song on American TV show Soul Train.

The B-Side for the single "You Promise" was exclusive to the single, written by Stewart and Roy Carter.[11] For the single, various remixes of "Say It Again" were released along with the CD single track "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Extended Dance Mix)".

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Say It Again" - 4:07
  2. "You Promise" - 4:47
12" Single (American release)
  1. "Say It Again (Extended Remix)" - 8:30
  2. "You Promise" - 4:46
  3. "Say It Again (Single Version)" - 4:07
  4. "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Extended Dance Mix)" - 5:54
12" Single (European release)
  1. "Say It Again (Extended Remix)" - 8:30
  2. "Say It Again" - 4:07
  3. "You Promise" - 4:47
CD Single
  1. "Say It Again" - 3:49
  2. "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" - 4:04
  3. "Dress It Up" - 4:42
  4. "You Promise" - 4:47

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart[12] 44
Dutch Singles Chart[9] 27
Irish Singles Chart[13] 8
Norwegian Singles Chart[8] 10
UK Singles Chart[7] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 27
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart[14] 15

Personnel[edit]

  • Sleeve Design – Bill Smith Studio
  • Photography – Mark Le Bon
  • "Say It Again" recorded and mixed by - Mick Guzauski
  • Producer on "Say It Again" - Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight
  • Engineer on "Say It Again" - Gary Wagner
  • Mixer on "Say It Again (Extended Remix)" – Mick Guzauski, Phil Harding
  • Additional Producers on "Say It Again (Extended Remix)" – Phil Harding & Ian Curnow
  • Fairlight Programmer – Ian Curnow
  • Producers on "You Promise" – Jermaine Stewart, Roy Carter
  • Producers on "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" - Narada Michael Walden
  • Writers of "Say It Again" - Bunny Sigler, Carol Davis
  • Writers of "You Promise" - Jermaine Stewart, Roy Carter
  • Writers of "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" - Narada Michael Walden, Preston Glass

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shawn Christopher - Say It Again at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Lou Rawls - Close Company at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Rege Burrell - Victim Of Emotion (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Rége Burrell* - Say It Again at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Sinnimon* - Say It Again at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/304481/jermaine+stewart/chart?f=379
  7. ^ a b "JERMAINE STEWART | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  8. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Jermaine Stewart - Live & RARE (UK TV)- Jan. '88". YouTube. 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  11. ^ "Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  12. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  13. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/304481/jermaine+stewart/chart?f=367