Paul Parker (singer)

Paul Parker (born in San Francisco, California) is an American Hi-NRG and dance singer.

Paul Parker
BornSan Francisco, California
GenresHi-NRG, dance
Years active1980s-present
Associated actsPatrick Cowley, Ganymede


Parker's biggest success came in the eighties, when he reached #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart twice: "Right on Target" in 1982,[1] which was written and produced by Patrick Cowley, who also produced Parker's 1983 debut album Too Much To Dream.[2] "Shot In the Night"[2] was the second single to be released from the album. Parker also did a rendition of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" (1985), and released another single entitled "One Look (One Look Was Enough)" in 1987. He continued in the 1990s with a string of additional dance covers.

In 2007, Parker began a collaboration with UTMOSIS, a San Francisco-based label, thus far producing the worldwide digital single releases "Just Hold On To Love" (2007), "Don't Stop (What You're Doin' To Me)" (2008) and "Chargin' Me Up" (2009).

In 2008, he recorded a duet with the synthpop band Ganymede, "Perfect Target," which appears on the band's LP "Operation Ganymede."

Parker's first full-length album of original material in over a decade, Take It From Me, was released January 26, 2010 on the UTMOSIS label.

In 2013, he released an EP titled Superman with Harlem Nights, in classic Patrick Cowley style.



  • Too Much To Dream (April, 1983)[2]
    • Artwork By [Label] – Jim Saunders
    • Artwork By [Lithography], Design [Graphic Design] – David WIllers, Scott Gibb
    • Artwork By [Set Design] – Eugene Nevins, Tony La Rosa
    • Backing Vocals – Jo Carol Block*, Lauren Carter
    • Bass [Bass Guitar] – Maurice Tani
    • Co-producer [Associate Producer] – Marty Blecman
    • Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Ken Kessie
    • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Maureen Droney
    • Guitar – James Wirrick
    • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Paul Parker
    • Management – Ken Crivello
    • Mastered By – José Rodriguez
    • Percussion [Additional] – David Frazier
    • Photography [Cover] – Gary Gay
    • Producer, Synthesizer, Keyboards – Patrick Cowley
    • Soloist, Saxophone [Sax Solos] – Mark Baum
  • Destiny (1995)
  • The Collection (1992)
  • Take it From Me (2010)
  • The Definitive Collection (2013)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Paul Parker". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "PAUL PARKER - THE COLLECTION - HI-NRG (2CDs)". Retrieved 9 September 2011.

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