Vesta (album)

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Vesta 1986 album.jpg
Studio album by Vesta Williams
Released 1986
Recorded 1985, 1986
Genre R&B, Pop
Length 41:40
Label A&M Records
Producer Bryan Loren, Billy Valentine, Jeremy Lubbock, David Crawford, John McClain (Exe. Producer)
Vesta Williams chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Vesta is the debut studio album by American R&B singer Vesta Williams, released in 1986 on A&M Records.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album was a minor hit reaching 43 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart.[2] The album scored two R&B hit songs, the lead single "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" peaking to number 9 on R&B singles and top 20 on Dutch and UK singles chart. "Don't Blow a Good Thing" reaching number 17, Williams also scored her first big dance hit as the single reached the top five on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. Overall sales of the album are unknown, it was reported by Billboard (magazine) to have sold only 220,000 between 1986 - 1987 though it endured on the Billboard R&B Album chart for over a year.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Something About You" Bryan Loren 4:11
2. "Sweet Thang" Bryan Loren 5:08
3. "Don't Blow a Good Thing" Bryan Loren 4:35
4. "Get Out of My Life" Bryan Loren, Tami Meggett 5:16
5. "I Can Make Your Dreams Come True" Bryan Loren 3:41
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "My Heart Is Yours" Bryan Loren, Billy Valentine 5:27
7. "You Make Me Want To (Love Again)" Leon Ware, Billy Valentine 4:58
8. "It's You" Leon Ware 3:50
9. "Don't Let Me Down" Vesta Williams, Louis Russell 4:12
10. "Once Bitten Twice Shy" Vesta Williams, Dean Gant 4:03


Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 43


Year Title Chart positions
US Dance Dutch Single Top 100 UK Singles
1986 "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" 9 45 20 14
1987 "Something About You" 46 21 - -
"Don't Blow a Good Thing" 17 5 - 89
"Suddenly It's Magic" - - - 88
"You Make Me Want To (Love Again)" 90 - - -


  1. ^ Vesta review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  2. ^ Vesta-All music charts

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