Working with producer/keyboardist/songwriter Todd Cochran, singer Cheryl Lynn had a somewhat harder, edgier sound with trash can-timbre beats and less of a light poppy feel to her material, which was best characterized by the first single, "Upset." But it was the second single, the mid-tempo groover "Everytime I Say Goodbye, that put her back on the charts, going to number seven on Billboard's R&B charts in fall 1989; it was a nod towards her Jam & Lewis-produced number one R&B hit, "Encore." The next single, the mellow "Whatever It Takes," made it to number 26 R&B -- her fans were sending her a message. Another smooth number, "You're So Good for Me," was a popular radio-aired LP track that became a steppers favorite.
Whatever It Takes Review
by Ed Hogan