Billboard #1 Hits: #599: ‘On My Own’- Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald. June 14, 1986. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “On My Own’- Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
- Record Company- MCA
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager
- Time: 4:50
- B-side:’Stir It Up’
- Album-Winner In You
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and The Netherlands.
Originally recorded by Dionne Warwick a year earlier [ this was after all a Burt Bacharach written tune] – LaBelle and McDonald were in two separate cities when the song was recorded- and it was joined together in the studio mixing process. I am so sick of hearing Michael McDonald- not saying he was a poor singer or anything but by the mid-80’s when I heard his voice backing up someone like the King of Lame-Ass Soundtracks- Kenny Loggins I immediately turned the dial. Just saying. So I docked this single a single grade due to his being on it. Unless it was “What A Fool Believes’- which I still like.
I love this song.