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Water Under the Bridge (1987)

Updated: Mar 4


Water Under the Bridge is the eleventh studio album by American R&B singer Deniece Williams, released in 1987 on Columbia/Sony Music. Produced by Steve Levine, Williams scored a Top 10 R&B hit with "Never Say Never" and a Top 30 R&B hit with the Diane Warren-penned "I Confess." Williams also released a Gospel track "I Believe in You" to Christian radio and went to the Top 10 on the CCM charts. Williams won her 3rd Grammy Award in the Gospel category for Best Gospel Performance, Female for "I Believe in You" at the 30th Grammy Awards. The song would later be included on her 1990 Gospel compilation album From the Beginning. Contemporary Christian vocal quartet The Imperials would later cover "I Believe in You" on their 1992 album Stir It Up. Water Under the Bridge peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.


Track listing


1. I Confess (Diane Warren) -3:57

2. Never Say Never (Deniece Williams, Michael Boyd, Michael Jeffries) -4:58

3. Water Under the Bridge (Glen Ballard, Marti Sharron) -4:32

4. Love Finds You (Deniece Williams, George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam) -4:01

5. Not by Chance (Deniece Williams, Brad Westering, George Duke) -4:37

6. One Less Lonely Heart (Diane Warren, David Paul Bryant) -4:15

7. I Believe in You (Dave Raynor, Kenny Lamar) -4:29

8. Someone for Someone (Seth Swirsky, Stephen Broughton Lunt) -3:48

9. Baby This Is Love (Mark Williamson) -3:55

10. Don't Blame It On My Heart (Deniece Williams, Jay Gruska) -4:50


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Gospel Performance, Female ("I Believe in You")


Radio singles

1987 "Never Say Never" -#6 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs, #23 Billboard

Hot Dance Club Play

1987 "I Confess" -#24 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs

1988 "I Believe in You" -#5 Christian CHR, #4 Christian AC


Previous release: Hot on the Trail (1986)


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