So Natural (song)

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"So Natural"
So Natural Lisa Stansfield single.jpg
Single by Lisa Stansfield
from the album So Natural
Released11 October 1993 (1993-10-11)
Format
Recorded1993
Genre
Length5:05
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ian Devaney
Lisa Stansfield singles chronology
"In All the Right Places"
(1993)
"So Natural"
(1993)
"Little Bit of Heaven"
(1993)
Music video
"So Natural" on YouTube

"So Natural" is a song recorded by the British singer Lisa Stansfield for her 1993 album, So Natural. It was released as the first proper single in the United Kingdom on 11 October 1993 and in other European countries in November 1993. The song was written by Stansfield and her husband Ian Devaney, and produced by Devaney.

An accompanying music video, directed by Marcus Nispel, was also released. "So Natural" was remixed by Roger Sanchez, DJ Duro, Frankie Foncett and Vassal Benford. The single reached number fifteen in the United Kingdom.

In 2003, it was included on Biography: The Greatest Hits. In 2014, the remixes of "So Natural" were included on the deluxe 2CD + DVD re-release of So Natural (also on The Collection 1989–2003).[1]

Critical reception[edit]

It received positive reviews from music critics. Music & Media wrote about the song: "What Marvin requested, Lisa delivers. She seduces the lyrics in an almost underplayed way, only to see the slow rhythm teasingly broken by a vintage Barry White bridge."[2]

Track listings[edit]

European 7" single

  1. "So Natural" (Original Version) – 4:42
  2. "So Natural" (Roger's Club Mix) – 5:41

Japanese CD single

  1. "So Natural" (Original Version) – 4:42
  2. "So Natural" (U.S. Remix) – 5:25

European CD/12" single

  1. "So Natural" (Original Version) – 4:42
  2. "So Natural" (Be Boy Mix) – 5:18
  3. "So Natural" (DJ Duro's Hip Hop Mix) – 5:27

UK CD/12" single

  1. "So Natural" (Original Version) – 4:42
  2. "So Natural" (Be Boy Mix) – 5:18
  3. "So Natural" (Erotic Jeep Ride) – 5:17
  4. "So Natural" (No Preservatives Mix) – 7:30
  5. "So Natural" (DJ Duro's Hip Hop Mix) – 5:27
  6. "So Natural" (U.S. Remix) – 5:25

UK promotional 2x12" single

  1. "So Natural" (Be Boy Mix) – 5:18
  2. "So Natural" (Erotic Jeep Ride) – 5:17
  3. "So Natural" (Original Version) – 4:42
  4. "So Natural" (The Max)
  5. "So Natural" (No Preservatives Mix) – 7:30
  6. "So Natural" (Roger's Deep Dub)
  7. "So Natural" (Roger's Club Mix) – 5:41
  8. "So Natural" (DJ Duro's Hip Hop Mix) – 5:27

Other remixes

  1. "So Natural" (No Presevatives Mix by Roger Sanchez) – 6:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 69
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 67
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[6] 36
Italy (Hit Parade)[7] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 47
Spain Radio (PROMUSICAE)[9] 25
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lisa Stansfield – The Collection: tracklists". lisa-stansfield.com. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
    - "Exclusive: First pictures takes you inside the reissues 'The Collection 1989–2003'". lisastansfield.net. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. p. 10. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - So Natural" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (02.12.1993-08.12.1993)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  7. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Stansfield, Lisa" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lisa Stansfield – So Natural" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  9. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  10. ^ "Lisa Stansfield: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2015.