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Strong Medicine (1989)

Updated: Oct 26, 2023


Strong Medicine is the fourth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Bryan Duncan. It was released in 1989 on Word Records' Modern Art label. The album is produced by Larry Brown and Chuck Barth.


Three of the members of the R&B a cappella vocal sextet Take 6 provide backing vocals on the title song and "Inside Out." Duncan and producer Chuck Barth wrote seven out of the nine songs on the album, along with some co-writers and Duncan writing solo on two others. The album is more adult contemporary in some of the songs, but still has some of the blue-eyed soul pop and there's even a hip hop rap song "Don't Ya Wanna Rap." Music videos were made for the songs "Don't Ya Wanna Rap" and "Stand in My Place." Strong Medicine peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


NOTE: after the release of Strong Medicine, all future Bryan Duncan releases will be on Myrrh Records.


Track listing

All songs were written by Bryan Duncan and Chuck Barth, except where noted.


1. Let Me Be Broken -4:14

2. Recognize a Lover from a Thief -4:22

3. Stand in My Place -4:20

4. Strong Medicine -5:09

5. Don't Ya Wanna Rap (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth, Kirk Cappello, Brad Duncan) -3:35

6. Inside Out (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth, Kirk Cappello, Billy Savage) -4:27

7. Lies Upon Lies (Bryan Duncan) -3:01

8. Hand It Over (Bryan Duncan) -4:16

9. Wonderful -3:53


Radio singles

1989 "Strong Medicine" -#2 Christian AC

1989 "Let Me Be Broken" -#3 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1989 "Don't Ya Wanna Rap" -#7 Christian CHR

1989 -1990 "Stand in My Place" -#5 Christian CHR, #5 Christian AC

1990 "Wonderful" -#11 Christian CHR, #30 Christian AC


Previous release: Whistlin' in the Dark (1987)


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