The Right Stuff (song)

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"The Right Stuff"
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Single by Vanessa Williams
from the album The Right Stuff
B-side "The Right Stuff" (Edited Version)
Released January 30, 1988
Format CD single, 7" single, 12" single
Genre
Length 4:15
Label Wing
Writer(s) Rex Salas, Kipper Jones
Producer(s) Rex Salas
Vanessa Williams singles chronology
"The Right Stuff"
(1988)
"(He's Got) The Look"
(1988)

The Right Stuff is the title track and first single from Vanessa L. Williams' 1988 debut album. The crossover single was very successful and became a top five hit on the soul singles chart, as well as making the Hot 100. "The Right Stuff" also went to number one on the dance charts for one week.[1] It peaked at no. 71[2] on the British Single Charts and re-entered the charts in 1989, this time peaking at no. 62[3] with a remixed version.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "The Right Stuff" was filmed in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD single
  1. "The Right Stuff" (Extended Version) – 5:37
  2. "The Right Stuff" (Radio Version) – 4:15
  3. "The Right Stuff" (Dub-A-Delic) – 5:43
12" Vinyl Maxi
  1. A1 "The Right Stuff" (Radio Version) – 4:15
  2. A2 "The Right Stuff" (Extended Version) – 5:37
  3. B1 "The Right Stuff" (Edited Version) – 3:51
  4. B2 "The Right Stuff" (Dub-A-Delic) – 5:43

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Dutch Top 40 21[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 44[5]
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 4[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1[7]
UK Singles Chart 62[8]
Preceded by
"K.I.S.S.I.N.G." by Siedah Garrett
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
August 13, 1988
Succeeded by
"Love Will Save the Day" by Whitney Houston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Right Stuff - Vanessa Williams". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Vanessa Williams chart positions". OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Vanessa Williams chart positions". OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Zoeken naar: Artiest: Vanessa Williams (in Dutch)". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  5. ^ "The Right Stuff - Vanessa Williams". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  6. ^ "The Right Stuff - Vanessa Williams". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  7. ^ "The Right Stuff - Vanessa Williams". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Vanessa Williams chart positions". OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26.