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All Around the World (Lisa Stansfield song)

"All Around the World"
Released October 16, 1989 (1989-10-16)
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1989
Genre R&B, new jack swing, dance-pop
Length 4:25
Label Arista
Writer(s) Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Andy Morris
Producer Ian Devaney, Andy Morris
Lisa Stansfield singles chronology

"This Is the Right Time"
"All Around the World"
"Live Together"

2003 singles chronology
"All Around the World (Norty Cotto Mixes)"
"Too Hot"
Music video

"All Around the World" is a song recorded by British singer Lisa Stansfield for her 1989 album Affection which became her biggest hit. It was written by Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, and produced by Devaney and Morris. The song received favorable reviews from music critics.[1][2][3][4]

"All Around the World" was released as the second European single on October 16, 1989. It was remixed by Yvonne Turner, C. J. Mackintosh, David Dorrell, Eddie Gordon, Paul Witts and Steve Anderson. In North America, "All Around the World" was released as the first single on January 15, 1990 and included remixes created by DJ Mark the 45 King and Richard Sweret. In Japan, the single was released on February 7, 1990. The music video was directed by Philip Richardson. In 2003, "All Around the World" was included on Biography: The Greatest Hits.

Commercial performance

"All Around the World" became a very successful single, peaking at number one in many countries. In Europe, it reached the top of the chart in Austria (for six weeks), Netherlands (four weeks), Norway (three weeks), United Kingdom (two weeks), Spain (two weeks) and Belgium (one week). It also peaked at number two in Germany, number three in Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, and number four in Sweden.

In the United States, "All Around the World" reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped for two weeks the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Songs charts. On the Adult Contemporary Singles, it peaked at number seven.

In Canada, "All Around the World" reached number three on the Top Singles Chart and Adult Contemporary Chart, and peaked at number one on the Dance/Urban Chart. "All Around the World" also reached number nine in Australia and number ten in New Zealand. The single was certified Platinum in the United States and Gold in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Austria and Sweden.

1992 and 2003 versions

In 1992, Stansfield re-recorded "All Around the World" as a duet with Barry White. This version was included on her 1992 single, "Time to Make You Mine." All artist royalties from this record were donated to the charity Trading Places. The Peter Stuart-directed music video for the duet version was also released. In 2003, Stansfield released Biography: The Greatest Hits which was promoted by her signature song, "All Around the World." In the United States, the promotional single included remixes created by Norty Cotto and reached number thirty-four on the Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs.

Track listings

Australian/European 7" single / Japanese CD single

  1. "All Around the World" – 4:22
  2. "Wake Up Baby" – 3:58

European CD single

  1. "All Around the World" – 4:22
  2. "All Around the World" (Long Version) – 7:02
  3. "Wake Up Baby" – 3:58
  4. "The Way You Want It" (Edit) – 4:16

Australian/European 12" single

  1. "All Around the World" (Long Version) – 7:02
  2. "Wake Up Baby" – 3:58
  3. "The Way You Want It" (Edit) – 4:16

European 12" single (Remix)

  1. "All Around the World" (Around The House Mix) – 6:03
  2. "All Around the World" (Accapella) – 2:30
  3. "All Around the World" (Runaway Love Mix) – 4:37
  4. "The Way You Want It" – 4:56

European promotional 12" single

  1. "All Around the World" (Exclusive DJ's Mix) – 6:17

US 7" single

  1. "All Around the World" – 4:21
  2. "Affection" – 5:50

US 12" single

  1. "All Around the World" (Long Version) – 7:02
  2. "All Around the World" (American Club Remix) – 11:48
  3. "Affection" – 5:50

US promotional 12" single

  1. "All Around the World" (Long Version) – 7:02
  2. "All Around the World" (Single Version) – 4:21
  3. "All Around the World" (American Club Remix) – 11:48
  4. "All Around the World" (American Club Edit) – 4:29

1992 European promotional 12" single

  1. "All Around the World" (Duet with Barry White) – 4:34

2003 European promotional CD single

  1. "All Around the World" – 4:22
  2. "The Real Thing" – 4:20
  3. "This Is the Right Time" – 4:31

2003 US promotional 12" single (Norty Cotto Mixes)

  1. "All Around The World" (Norty Cotto Remix) – 7:33
  2. "All Around The World" (Hosh Gonna Lookapella) – 2:40
  3. "All Around The World" (Lisa's Reprise) – 2:40
  4. "All Around The World" (Norty's World Dub) – 7:43
  5. "All Around The World" (Instrumental) – 7:33

2006 US digital Dance Vault Mixes

  1. "All Around The World" (Radio Mix) – 4:21
  2. "All Around The World" (American Club Edit) – 4:29
  3. "All Around The World" (Long Version) – 7:02
  4. "All Around The World" (American Club Remix) – 11:48


See also


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