Gloria (Enchantment song)

"Gloria" is a song performed by American R&B group Enchantment, issued as the second single from the group's eponymous debut album. It was written by lead singer Emanuel Johnson with frequent collaborator Michael Stokes;[2] and was produced by Stokes.[3] The song was the group's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #25 in 1977.[4]

"Gloria"
Enchantment - Gloria single cover.jpg
Single by Enchantment
from the album Enchantment
B-side"Dance to the Music"[1]
Released1976 (1976)
GenreR&B
Length
  • 5:38 (album version)
  • 3:28 (single edit)[2]
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Michael Stokes[3]
Enchantment singles chronology
"Call on Me"
(1975)
"Gloria"
(1976)
"Come On and Ride"
(1976)

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1993)[4] Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 25
US R&B Singles (Billboard)[5] 5

Jesse Powell versionEdit

"Gloria"
 
Single by Jesse Powell
from the album Jesse Powell
B-side"All I Need"[6]
ReleasedAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)[7]
GenreR&B
Length
  • 4:45 (album version)
  • 3:40 (single edit)[8]
LabelSilas
Songwriter(s)
  • Emanuel "E.J." Johnson
  • Michael Stokes
Producer(s)Michael Stokes[9]
Jesse Powell singles chronology
"All I Need"
(1996)
"Gloria"
(1996)
"I Like It"
(1996)

In 1996, American contemporary R&B singer Jesse Powell covered "Gloria" and included it on his eponymous debut album. The album features the song in a medley with another Enchantment song, "It's You That I Need", and is titled "The Enchantment Medley: Gloria/It's You That I Need",[10] but only "Gloria" was released as a single. Powell's version was also produced by Michael Stokes;[9] and it peaked at #51 on the Billboard R&B chart.[11]

Music videoEdit

The official music video for the song was directed by Lionel C. Martin.[12]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1996)[11] Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Enchantment - Gloria / Dance To The Music at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved May 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Gloria - Enchantment | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Enchantment - Gloria / Dance To The Music (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved May 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Enchantment | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 188. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Jesse Powell - Gloria at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved May 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Amazon.com: Jesse Powell: Gloria / All I Need: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Jesse Powell - Gloria (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved May 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "Jesse Powell - Gloria (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved May 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Jesse Powell - Jesse Powell | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ a b "Jesse Powell | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Jesse Powell - "Gloria"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved May 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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