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A Woman Needs Love

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Released  April 11, 1981
Length  40:29
Release date  11 April 1981
Label  Arista Records
Recorded  1979-1980
Artists  Ray Parker Jr., Raydio
Producer  Ray Parker Jr.
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Genres  Rhythm and blues, Funk, Soul music
Similar  Ray Parker Jr albums, Funk albums

A Woman Needs Love is a 1981 album by American band Raydio, led by guitarist singer/songwriter Ray Parker Jr.. Released by Arista Records on April 11, 1981, This is the fourth and final album by the band.


Ray parker jr a woman needs love just like you


It again includes eight tracks, but this time, all of them were written and produced by Parker himself. The album, released in 1981, gave Raydio their biggest pop hit in the form of the title track, which peaked at number 4 on the pop charts. It also reached number 1 on the R&B charts and number 11 on the Adult Contemporary charts. It was followed by two more singles; "That Old Song" (21 pop, 26 R&B, 7 AC) and "It's Your Night" (73 R&B). The album itself peaked at number 13 and was certified gold by the RIAA. "Still in the Groove" is a sequel to the previous album's "For Those Who Like to Groove".

Track listing

All songs written by Ray Parker Jr.

  1. "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" – 4:07
  2. "It's Your Night" – 6:39
  3. "That Old Song" – 4:25
  4. "All In the Way You Get Down" – 3:55
  5. "You Can't Fight What You Feel" – 5:48
  6. "Old Pro" – 4:45
  7. "Still In The Groove" – 6:21
  8. "So Into You" – 4:29


  • Arnell Carmichael – lead & backing vocals
  • Ray Parker Jr. – vocals, guitars, bass, synthesizer, piano, drums, percussion
  • Additional personnel

  • Jack Ashford – tambourine
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizers
  • Ollie E. Brown – drums, percussion
  • Jesse Erlich – cello
  • Henry Ferber – violin
  • Kenny Flood – flute
  • Charles Green – wind instruments
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitars
  • Marvin Limonick – violin
  • Gareth Nuttycombe – viola
  • Gene Page – steel pan
  • Don Palmer – violin
  • Sylvester Rivers – piano, synthesizers
  • David Schwartz – viola
  • Marshall Sosson – violin
  • Bob Sushell – violin
  • Larry Tolbert – drums
  • Production

  • Written, Arranged, Produced & Mixed By Ray Parker Jr.
  • Engineers: Reginald Dozier, Ray Parker Jr.
  • Assistant Engineer: Al Ramirez
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Charts



    1A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)4:05
    2It's Your Night6:39
    3That Old Song4:19


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