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Every Home Should Have One (album)

Every Home Should Have One is a studio album by R&B/jazz singer Patti Austin. Released on Qwest Records in 1981, it includes the number-one hit duet with James Ingram, "Baby Come to Me", and the title track, "Every Home Should Have One", which peaked at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also scored with "Do You Love Me?", a #24 R&B & #1 Dance Chart hit.

Every Home Should Have One
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1981
RecordedMarch 16, 1981 - May 31, 1981
Westlake Audio
Los Angeles, California
Mediasound Studios
New York City, New York
GenreR&B, post-disco, soul
ProducerQuincy Jones
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The vinyl/cassette mix of the album differs from the CD mix. With the CD version some tracks are remixed, e.g. track 4 gains overdubs, and/or edited, e.g. track 5 loses the fade-in intro.[1]


Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Rod Temperton; except where indicated

  1. "Do You Love Me" - 3:24
  2. "Love Me to Death" - 4:08
  3. "The Way I Feel" (Eric Kaz, Wendy Waldman) - 4:19
  4. "Every Home Should Have One" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker) - 3:24
  5. "Baby, Come to Me" (with James Ingram) - 3:31
  6. "The Genie" - 3:57
  7. "Stop, Look, Listen" (Linda Creed, Thom Bell) - 3:06
  8. "Symphony of Love" (Rod Bowkett) - 3:39
  9. "Oh No Margarita" (Austin, Michael Boddicker) - 3:52
  10. "The Island" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) - 3:46



Year Single Peak positions
US R&B US Hot 100 US A.C
1981 "Every Home Should Have One" 55 62 24
1981 "Baby, Come to Me" (with James Ingram) 9 1 1
1982 Do You Love Me (Patti Austin song) 24 - -


  1. ^ "Quincy Jones Presents Patti Austin – Every Home Should Have One". Discogs. Retrieved 9 February 2016.