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Stubborn Love (1982)

Stubborn Love is the debut album by Christian singer - songwriter Kathy Troccoli. It was released in 1982 on the Reunion Records label. The album was produced by Brown Bannister.

Stubborn Love was reportedly the best-selling debut album by a contemporary Christian music female artist. The title song was a hit on Christian radio reaching number two on the Christian AC/CHR chart. "Stubborn Love" was ranked at number 90 from CCM Magazine's 2006 book The 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music. Songwriting contributions on the album include Michael W. Smith, Billy Sprague, Gary Chapman and Amy Grant, who did co-writing on the title song. The album also features her cover of "You're All I Need to Get By" written by Ashford and Simpson, made famous in 1968 by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (#1 Billboard R&B, #7 Billboard Hot 100) but with Christian lyrics.

Stubborn Love was re-issued on CD in 1994 with a new album cover with an updated photo of Troccoli and a different track listing. The album peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart in 1983.

Track listing on the 1994 CD reissue

1. You're All I Need to Get By (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) -4:08

2. Hand in Hand (Michael W. Smith, Gary Chapman) -3:55

3. All I Must Do (Brown Bannister, Mike Blanton) -3:50

4. Stubborn Love (Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Brown Bannister, Sloan Towner) -4:32

5. Lord I Need You Now (Billy Sprague, Jim Weber) -4:05

6. There's Still Time (Michael W. Smith, Debbie D. Smith) -3:44

7. Once in a Lifetime Love (Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Rosemary Dunham)


8. It's the Small Things (Michael W. Smith, Donna McLaughlin Wyant) -3:24

9. It's Your Love (Billy Sprague, Jim Weber) -4:23

10. Love of My Life (Tricia Walker) -4:02

Radio singles

1982 -1983 "Stubborn Love" -#2 Christian AC/CHR

Next release: Heart & Soul (1984)

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