Artist: Angela Bofill
Title: Too Tough
Label: Arista Records
Too Tough marks the fourth album released by the recording artist Angela Bofill, released in early 1983. This was her second release through Arista Records, with Narada Michael Walden again serving as joint music producer.
Angela Bofill scored one of her biggest dance and R&B hits with the title track. It had a great hook, excellent production, and good arrangement, and her vocal was the ideal mix of aggressive, enticing, and defiant. There were also two good songs done in an opposite fashion, “Is This a Dream” and “I Can See It in Your Eyes.” This was arguably the best Bofill production done by Narada Michael Walden.
The title track, “Too Tough”, laced with double entendre, became a sizable dancefloor hit, spending four weeks at number two on the Billboard Dance chart. It also peaked at number five on the Billboard soul chart. The remainder of the album has similar dance-pop songs and a few soulful ballads.
1. Too Tough (5:36)
2. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing (feat. Boz Scaggs) (3:04)
3. Tonight I Give In (3:21)
4. You Could Come Take Me Home (3:51)
5. Love You Too Much (3:56)
1. Is This A Dream (5:11)
2. Song For A Rainy Day (3:37)
3. I Can See It In Your Eyes (3:31)
4. Accept Me (I’m Not A Girl Anymore) (3:34)
5. Rainbow Inside My Heart (3:44)