Surprise (Crystal Waters album)

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Studio album by Crystal Waters
Released June 25, 1991
Recorded 1990–1991
Genre House
Length 45:33
Label Mercury
Producer The Basement Boys
Crystal Waters chronology
Singles from Surprise
  1. "Gypsy Woman"
    Released: April 3, 1991
  2. "Makin' Happy"
    Released: November 10, 1991
  3. "Surprise"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[2]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[3]

Surprise is the debut album by singer-songwriter Crystal Waters released on June 25, 1991[4] by Mercury Records. It includes the hit singles "Makin' Happy", "Surprise" and the top ten hit "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)", which peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100,[5] and number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.

Although the album stalled at number 197 on the Billboard 200, it performed better in both the Club/Dance and Urban music markets, peaking at number 65 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It also peaked at number 23 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Gypsy Woman" (Radio Mix) Neal Conway, Crystal Waters 3:48
2. "Surprise" Neal Conway, Crystal Waters 4:24
3. "Makin' Happy" Neal Conway, Mark Harris, Crystal Waters 5:33
4. "Small Cry" Bert Collins, Crystal Waters 4:43
5. "Tell Me" Bert Collins, Crystal Waters 9:11
6. "Good Lovin'" Neal Conway, Crystal Waters 5:02
7. "Twisted" Wardell Gray, Annie Ross 2:27
8. "Deepest Of Hearts" Crystal Waters 2:54
9. "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" (Basement Boy(s) "Strip To The Bone" Mix) Neal Conway, Crystal Waters 7:31

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1991 Heatseekers 23
1991 The Billboard 200 197
1991 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 65


Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
1991 "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
1991 "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 25
1991 "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" The Billboard Hot 100 8
1991 "Makin' Happy" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
1991 "Makin' Happy" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
1991 "Makin' Happy" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 63
1991 "Surprise" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 35
1992 "Surprise" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 9