Superwoman (Karyn White song)

"Superwoman" is a song by R&B singer Karyn White. The song was released from her self-titled debut album in January 1989. It was her second U.S. top ten hit, peaking at number eight and her second U.S. R&B number-one hit. [1]

Single by Karyn White
from the album Karyn White
B-side"Language of Love"
ReleasedJanuary 2, 1989
RecordedMarch–April 1988
Length5:49 (Album Version)
4:30 (Edited Version)
LabelWarner Bros.
  • L.A. Reid
  • Babyface
  • Daryl Simmons
Karyn White singles chronology
"The Way You Love Me"
"Love Saw It"

In 1991, the song was remade by Gladys Knight, with help from Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick, and it was featured on her album Good Woman. Norman Cheung and Faye Wong also released a cover version of "Superwoman" entitled "Because of Him" on her 1990 album You're the Only One. In 1998, Filipino singer Jenine Desiderio sang its song in a Filipino rendition, "Hindi ako si Darna" through her album, "Jenine". Malaysian Singer Gary Chaw had a Mandarin cover version, also named "Superwoman", on his first album Blue in 2006.

The song was covered by Malaysian Idol season 1 winner Jaclyn Victor in 2006 on her second album, Inilah Jac. Heather Headley also covered it in her mini concert.[2] It is often covered in Chinese and Taiwanese singing competitions, notably Janice Yan and Jeanie Lee.

Track listingEdit

7" vinyl single (UK)
  1. Superwoman (Edit) - 4:30
  2. The Way You Love Me (Edit) - 3:45
12" vinyl single (UK)
  1. Superwoman (Long Version)
  2. Superwoman (7" Version) - 4:30
  3. The Way You Love Me (New York Groove Edit)


Chart (1988–89) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6]
US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart[8] 9


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 621.
  2. ^ Heather Headley - Super Woman Live on YouTube
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Karyn White Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Karyn White Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Karyn White Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 256.
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