I'm Your Baby Tonight

Whitney Houston

Song Review by Ed Hogan

For her third album, it was decided that Whitney Houston should step out of his pop diva role and do something that was more R&B-ish in tone. Arista Records president Clive Davis tapped the services of songwriting/production duo L.A. & Babyface who were having gold and platinum success with Bobby Brown, the Whispers, Karyn White, the Boys, Johnny Gill, and Pebbles. It definitely was an image change for the singer, with publicity photos for I'm Your Baby Tonight and the premiere music video sporting the singer in jeans in a neighborhood filled with brownstones. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" became the singer's sixth gold single, topping both the R&B and pop charts in late 1990. The four million-selling I'm Your Baby Tonight album included a number one hit in "All the Man I Need" as well as the hit singles "My Name Is Susan," "Miracle," "I Belong to You," "We Didn't Know" and the popular radio-aired album track "Lover for Life" written by Sam Dees.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
I'm Your Baby Tonight 1990 Arista 5:00
Best Of Superstars, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
WEA International 4:10
The Greatest Hits 2000 BMG / BMG International 5:05
If I Told You That 2000 BMG International
Could I Have This Kiss Forever 2000 BMG 5:04
The Platinum Collection [La Face] 2000
Various Artists
LaFace 3:50
Greatest Song Book 2003 BMG 3:52
Artist Collection 2004 BMG International 5:00
Hit Club: The Hits 1990 2007
Various Artists
Hit Club
The Ultimate Collection 2007 Arista
Best So Far 2007 Som Livre 4:11
The Collection [2010] 2010 Arista 5:01
The Essential 2011 Legacy 5:05