The Lover in Me (song)

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"The Lover in Me"
Single by Sheena Easton
from the album The Lover in Me
Released October 11, 1988
Format 7" single
Recorded 1987
Genre R&B, dance-pop, funk
Length 5:01
4:12 (7" version)
Label MCA
Writer(s) "L.A." Reid, Babyface and Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) "L.A." Reid, Babyface
Sheena Easton singles chronology
"The Lover in Me"
"Days Like This"

"The Lover in Me" is a 1988 single by pop singer Sheena Easton. It was one of her biggest hits in the US and became her first top 20 hit in the UK after a seven-year hiatus.


The song was the first single off the album The Lover in Me. It reached US#2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (kept from the top spot by Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes"), and #15 in the UK (in 1989), and became her biggest American hit since "Morning Train" and stayed on the pop chart for 12 weeks . It also went to number two on the American dance charts.[1]

The music video was directed by Dominic Sena and featured Easton singing and dancing in a club.

"The Lover in Me" was produced by L.A. Reid and Babyface, who were at the peak of their success at the time as a songwriting and production team.

Track listing[edit]

  • 1. "The Lover in Me"
  • 2. "The Lover in Me (Instrumental)"



Chart Peak
Canada Singles Chart 26
Swiss Singles Chart 25
Media Control Chart 26
Ireland Singles Chart 12
New Zealand Singles Chart 12
UK Singles Chart 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 5
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 43

Eurochart Hot 100 Singles #29


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 86.