You Light Up My Life (Debby Boone album)

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You Light Up My Life
You Light Up My Life (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1977
Length38:12
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerMichael Lloyd, Mike Curb, Joe Brooks, Bob Gaudio
Debby Boone chronology
You Light Up My Life
(1977)
Midstream
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideD[2]

You Light Up My Life (1977) is the first solo album from singer Debby Boone. After the title track reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Boone needed to quickly assemble her first solo album. The result was a RIAA-certified platinum album (No. 6 Pop, No. 6 Country). Joe Brooks produced the album after writing and producing the title track.

Several tracks from Boone's album were previously recorded by Boone with her sisters as part of their work as the Boones. The album's closing track, "Hasta Mañana", written and recorded by ABBA, had charted earlier in 1977 for the Boones peaking at No. 32 AC. "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" was released two years earlier in 1975 by the Boones reaching No. 25 AC. The track "Baby I'm Yours" was released as the credited B-side of Boone's third single, "God Knows" (No. 74 Pop, No. 22 Country, No. 14 AC), from her second album, Midstream.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Light Up My Life" (Joseph Brooks) [3:35]
  2. "A Rock and Roll Song" (Joseph Brooks) [3:37]
  3. "Micol's Theme" (Joseph Brooks) [3:07]
  4. "It's Just a Matter of Time" (Cherry Boone) [3:02]
  5. "Hey Everybody" (Joseph Brooks) [4:26]
  6. "When I Look at You (My Love)" (Bob Gaudio, Larry Finley) [3:50]
  7. "From Me to You" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) [2:20]
  8. "Baby I'm Yours" (Van McCoy) [2:36]
  9. "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) [3:09]
  10. "The End of the World" (Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent) [2:31]
  11. "Your Love Broke Through" (Keith Green, Todd Fishkind, Randy Stonehill) [2:57]
  12. "Hasta Mañana" (Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) [3:12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Light Up My Life at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: B". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.