I’m Your Baby Tonight

I’m Your Baby Tonight is the third studio album by American pop and R&B recording artist Whitney Houston. It was released by Arista Records on November 6, 1990. Following the run of this album, Houston continued to achieve widespread commercial success throughout the 1990s, venturing heavily into films—while continuing to record via their adjoining soundtrack albums. Subsequently, I’m Your Baby Tonight would not be followed up with another studio album until 1998’s My Love Is Your Love. The album has sold 10 million copies worldwide.

Houston’s previous efforts featured material mostly chosen by the label. With this project, however, she had more control over the album’s content. In addition to working with the previous producers of Narada Michael Walden and Michael Masser, she also worked with the production team of L.A. Reid and Babyface, as well as singer Luther Vandross, and did a collaboration with Stevie Wonder. Houston would also produce the song “I’m Knockin'”, with tour music director Ricky Minor and co-write the song “Takin’ a Chance”.

The title track, “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, was released as the first single from the album in October 1990. While the L.A. Reid/Babyface mix version was released in the United States, an alternate Yvonne Turner mix, labeled the international version or European version, was released in other countries. The single debuted at number forty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the week ending October 20, 1990. Six weeks later, in the issue dated December 1, 1990,

Track listing

I’m Your Baby Tonight – Standard edition

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
L.A. Reid Babyface
Reid Babyface
2. “My Name Is Not Susan” Eric Foster White
Reid Babyface
3. “All the Man That I Need”
Dean Pitchford Michael Gore
Narada Michael Walden 4:11
4. “Lover for Life” Sam Dees Walden 4:49
5. “Anymore”
Reid Babyface
Reid Babyface
6. “Miracle”
Reid Babyface
Reid Babyface
7. “I Belong to You”
Derek Bramble Franne Golde
Walden 5:30
8. “Who Do You Love”
Luther Vandross Hubert Eaves III
Vandross 3:57
9. “We Didn’t Know” (duet with Stevie Wonder) Wonder Wonder 5:30
10. “After We Make Love”
Michael Masser Gerry Goffin
Masser 5:07
11. “I’m Knockin'”
Rhett Lawrence Ricky Minor Benjamin Winans
Minor Whitney Houston