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As Good As It Gets (1988)

Updated: Mar 4

As Good As It Gets is the twelfth studio album by American R&B singer Deniece Williams. This would be Williams' final album on Columbia Records. Williams would score her final Top 10 hit on the R&B chart with "I Can't Wait." The song would give Williams her final crossover hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but only climbing to number 66, her first crossover hit in four years. Williams also covers two songs: Michael W. Smith's 1984 CCM hit "I Am Sure" and "We Are Here to Change the World," a track from Michael Jackson's 1985 short film Captain EO. Those two covers, along with "All I Need" and "Hold Me Tight" would be included on her Gospel compilation album From the Beginning (1990). As Good As It Gets peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.

Track listing

1. I Can't Wait (Skylark) -4:26

2. This Is As Good As It Gets (Gregg Karukas, Ron Boustead) -4:32

3. We Are Here to Change the World (Michael Jackson, John Barnes) -3:47

4. All I Need (Monte Moir) -4:15

5. Memories (Deniece Williams, George Duke) -4:34

6. There's No Other (Deniece Williams, Mike Moore, Newz) -4:19

7. I Am Sure (Michael W. Smith, Mike Hudson) -4:28

8. It's You I'm After (Roby Duke) -5:03

9. Don't Stop the Love (Michael McGregor) -3:51

10. Hold Me Tight (Betsy Cook) -3:52

Production credits

Brad Westering and Jay Gruska -producers (tracks 2, 3, 7 and 10)

George Duke -producer (tracks 1 and 5)

Monte Moir -producer (tracks 4, 8 and 9)

Radio singles

1988 "I Can't Wait" -#8 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs, #66 Billboard Hot 100

1988 "This Is As Good As It Gets" -#29 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs

Next release: Special Love (1989)

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