(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me

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"(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me"
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Single by Alexander O'Neal
from the album Hearsay
Released 1988 (1988)
Format 7"
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B
Length 4:25 (album version)
Label Tabu
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Alexander O'Neal singles chronology
"The Lovers"
(1988)
"(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me"
(1988)
"Fake '88"
(1988)
"The Lovers"
(1988)
"(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me"
(1988)
"Fake '88"
(1988)
Hearsay track listing
"Intro"
(1)
"(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me"
(2)
"Intro"
(3)

"(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me" is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It is the fifth single from the singer's second solo album, Hearsay (1987), the song's distinctive backing vocals were performed by Lisa Keith. Following the successful chart performances of the Hearsay singles "Fake", "Criticize", "Never Knew Love Like This", and "The Lovers", "(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me" was released as the album's fifth single.

Release[edit]

The song O'Neal's eleventh top 40 single which reached #27 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1988, and #68 on the R&B chart in O'Neal's native United States.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Single
  1. "(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me"
  2. "A Broken Heart Can Mend"
  3. " You Were Meant To Be My Lady (Not My Girl) "
  • 7" Single (Tabu 652852 7)
  1. "(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me (Edit)"
  2. "A Broken Heart Can Mend"

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[1]

  • Alexander O'Neal - lead vocals
  • Jimmy Jam - drum and keyboard programming, keyboards, percussion
  • Terry Lewis - percussion, backing vocals
  • Lisa Keith - backing vocals

Sales chart performance[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 68
US Hot Dance Club Songs[2] 32
UK Singles Chart[3] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hearsay liner notes. Tabu Records. 1987. 
  2. ^ a b "US Singles Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  3. ^ "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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