Which version of 'When A Man Loves A Woman' can be considered the best? It's Percy Sledge versus Michael Bolton.
Celebrating Michael Bolton's 62nd birthday (February 25), we take a lot at his most successful UK releases.
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (1989)
Written in 1983 by Doug James and Michael Bolton, this ballad has since been recorded by dozens of artists around the world.
In 1989, Bolton recorded his own version of the song and it became his biggest hit, reaching number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in 1990. It did well in the UK, reaching number three.
How Can We Be Lovers (1990)
Written and composed by Michael Bolton, Diane Warren and Desmond Child, this was released as a single from Bolton's album, Soul Provider, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 in the UK.
When A Man Loves A Woman (1991)
Michael Bolton cover of ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ was released in 1991, reaching number one on the U.S. pop and adult contemporary singles charts and earned Bolton a Grammy Award. It reached number eight in the UK.
To Love Somebody (1992)
Bolton’s cover version of the Bee Gees ’ ‘To Love Somebody’ reached a lowly 83 in the US but fared better in the UK, peaking at 16.
Drift Away (1992)
Released in 1992, this didn't chart in the US but reached number 18 in the UK.
Said I Loved You... But I Lied (1993)
'Said I Loved You... But I Lied' was co-written and co-produced by Michael Bolton and Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange. Released as the first single from Bolton's multi-platinum 1993 album The One Thing, the song eventually became his seventh and most recent Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when it peaked at number six in early 1994. The song earned Bolton a Grammy nomination in the category Best Male Pop Vocal performance at the 37th Grammy Awards.
Lean On Me (1994)
Bolton's cover of popular song ‘Lean On Me’ reached number 14 in the UK in 1994.
Can I Touch You... There? (1995)
With a song title rude enough to make us blush, this 1995 Bolton release reached number six in the UK and peaked at number 27 in the US.