List of songs recorded by Alyssa Milano

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Milano attending the premiere of Beverly Hills Chihuahua in Los Angeles, California, September 2008

American actress and singer Alyssa Milano has recorded songs for four studio albums, two compilation albums, and an exercise video. She first came to prominence within the entertainment industry for her portrayal of Samantha Micelli in the television sitcom Who's the Boss?, which premiered in September 1984.[1] While acting on the television series, she recorded and released music exclusively in Japan through the Japanese record label Pony Canyon, Inc.[1][2] Pony Canyon, Inc. signed Milano to a five-album deal based on her appearance and personality, which was a common practice by Japanese record labels in their efforts to produce Japanese idols.[3][4] The label also choose Milano due to her popularity in Asia from her role as Jenny Matrix in the 1985 film Commando.[4][5] Throughout her musical career, Milano had little involvement with the songwriting and production of her albums.[4] She did not express any interest in releasing her music in the United States, and said: "A lot of actors who release albums here are laughed at, I'm not interested in crossing over. I'd much rather have it released where it's appreciated than laughed at."[1][6]

Prior to the release of her first album, Milano appeared in Japanese advertisements for pasta and chocolate milk; the jingles from the advertisements were written by producer Joey Carbone, and were later included on Milano's albums and released as singles.[5] Milano's debut studio album Look in My Heart was released in March 1989,[7] and peaked at number 68 on the Oricon Albums Chart.[4] Milano's music incorporated prominent elements of bubblegum pop and dance-pop.[2][3] Carbone was responsible for much of the album's songwriting and production, and Milano's father also contributed as co-writer of three songs.[8] Prior to the release of her debut album, Milano released an exercise video, titled Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam, and recorded its theme song along with a rap.[9][10] Milano's rap was written by producers Jason Hervey and Ryan Lambert.[10] Milano's second studio album Alyssa was released later that year,[11] peaked at number 15 on the Oricon Albums Chart and was certified platinum.[4] A majority of the songwriters and producers from Look in My Heart handled the creation of its follow-up album,[12] for which Milano earned her first songwriting credit as co-writer of "We Need the Children".[12][13]

The following year, Milano released her first compilation album, The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa's Singles,[14] which included one new song, "The Best in the World".[15] In 1991, Milano contributed to the charity single "Voices That Care" as one of the choir members.[16] The record was followed by Milano's third studio album Locked Inside a Dream in May 1991.[17] The album featured Milano singing and rapping about more mature subject matter.[18] Milano again collaborated with her father and Carbone during its production.[19] Production duo Jamey Jaz and Ren Toppano also served as songwriters and producers on the record,[18][19] with their work being compared to the collaborations between Oliver Leiber and Paula Abdul.[18] Milano's fourth studio album Do You See Me? was released in May 1992,[20] and was the first record of hers not produced by Carbone.[21] The album was described as having a more "mellow, sophisticated" style, and incorporating "slightly funkier twists" and "pop/hip-hop" sounds.[22] Milano's final record was her second compilation album, The Very Best of Alyssa Milano, released in January 1995, which included one new song, "I Love When We're Together".[23] In May 2013, Milano said that she had not returned to Japan since the end of her music career.[1]

Songs

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Key
Song released as a single Indicates single release
A man with short brown hair is seen looking in the direction of the camera. The photo was taken in a recording studio.
Joey Carbone (pictured) co-wrote several songs for Alyssa Milano's first three studio albums.
A black-and-white photograph of four African-American woman smiling in the direction of a camera. They all have dark hair and are wearing dark-colored tops.
Milano recorded a cover of "Da Doo Ron Ron", originally performed by The Crystals (pictured), as a part of a medley for Look in My Heart.
A man with short brown hair and wearing a suit jacket and white dress shirt is seen looking over his shoulder in the direction of the camera.
Jason Hervey (pictured) worked with Milano on "Rap" from her exercise video Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam.
A black-and-white photograph of three women looking towards a camera. They all have large black hair and all wear short white dresses and heels.
Milano recorded a cover of "Be My Baby", originally performed by The Ronettes (pictured), as a part of a medley for Alyssa.
Song Artist(s) Writer(s) Album(s) Year Ref.
"Be My Baby/Tell Me That You Love Me – Medley" Alyssa Milano Jeff Barry
Phil Spector
Ellie Greenwich
Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"The Best in the World" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa's Singles 1990 [15]
"Born to Love" Alyssa Milano Fonny De Wulf Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"Can You Feel It" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"Care for Kids" dagger Children Of The World Project N/A We Are The World, We Are The Children 1985 [24][25]
"Closer to You" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jaz
Ren Toppano
Alyssa Milano
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Count on Me" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Da Doo Ron Ron/Magic in Your Eyes – Medley" Alyssa Milano Jeff Barry
Phil Spector
Ellie Greenwich
Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"Destiny" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone Alyssa 1989 [12]
"Do You See Me?" dagger Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Charles M. Inouye
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"Every Single Kiss" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Charles M. Inouye
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Everything You Do" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Charles M. Inouye
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"Give a Little Kindness" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"Happiness" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Mark Davis
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"If Only" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jaz
Ren Toppano
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"I Had a Dream" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"I Just Wanna Be Loved" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"I Love When We're Together" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
The Very Best of Alyssa Milano 1995 [23]
"I Want Your Number" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jaz
Ren Toppano
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Kimi Wa Sunshine Boy" Alyssa Milano Brian Richy
Mark Davis
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"Let My Love Show You" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Gary Mallaber
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"Locked Inside a Dream" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Charles M. Inouye
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Look in My Heart" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"New Sensation" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Jeff Carruthers
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"No Secret" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Jeff Carruthers
Mike Watson
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"One Last Dance" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jez
Ren Toppano
Viqui Denman
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"Puppet on a String" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jez
Ren Toppano
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"Rap" Alyssa Milano Jason Hervey
Ryan Lambert
Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam 1988 [10]
"Say a Prayer Tonight" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Charles M. Inouye
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Somewhere in Jamaica" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jez
Ren Toppano
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"Step by Step" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"Straight to the Top" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"Talk to Me" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jez
Ren Toppano
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"Teen Steam Theme" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Sonny Gordon
Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam 1988 [10]
"Through It All" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jaz
Ren Toppano
Bobby Huff
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]
"Voices That Care" dagger Voices That Care David Foster
Linda Thompson
Peter Cetera
Voices That Care 1991 [16]
"Waiting for My Star" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Mark Davis
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"Waiting for Your Love" Alyssa Milano Tom Milano
Charles M. Inouye
Do You See Me? 1992 [21]
"We Are The World" dagger Children Of The World Project Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie
We Are The World, We Are The Children 1985 [24][25]
"We Need the Children" Alyssa Milano Alyssa Milano
Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Alyssa 1989 [12]
"What a Feeling" dagger Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Dennis Belfield
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"You Lied" Alyssa Milano Joey Carbone
Tom Milano
Look in My Heart 1989 [8]
"Your Lips Don't Lie" Alyssa Milano Jamey Jaz
Ren Toppano
Ron Freeland
Locked Inside a Dream 1991 [19]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Alyssa Milano Embarrassed By Teen Singing Career, She Was The 'Japanese David Hasselhoff'". The Huffington Post. AOL. May 23, 2013. Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Kantor, Justin. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "What Happened to Alyssa Milano – What's She Doing Now". The Gazette Review. February 22, 2016. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Barthel, Mike (March 14, 2013). "The Japanese Pop Album Alyssa Milano Made As A Teenager". The Awl. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Markman, Jon D. (April 26, 1995). "Made in the U.S.A. : Joey Carbone Packages Acts the Japanese Love. His Secret? Think Cute". Los Angeles Times. tronc, Inc. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Arkush, Michael (December 29, 1991). "Goodby to Samantha : Alyssa Milano will leave her long-running 'Who's the Boss?' TV sitcom role : in the spring, and at 19 she is eager to embark on a new artistic path". Los Angeles Times. tronc, Inc. Archived from the original on October 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ "ルック・イン・マイ・ハート" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Look in My Heart (Media notes). Alyssa Milano. Pony Canyon. 1989. D25Y0273. 
  9. ^ Shewfelt, Raechal Leone (September 8, 2015). "Alyssa Milano Remembers Her Totally Awesome '80s Workout Video 'Teen Steam'". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c d Elgood, Rick (Director), Woffinden, Howard (Director) (September 8, 1988). Teen Steam (Video tape). United States: Canadian Video Factory. ISBN 9781558750296. 
  11. ^ "アリッサ" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Alyssa (Media notes). Alyssa Milano. Pony Canyon. 1989. PCCY-00026. 
  13. ^ Kantor, Justin. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  14. ^ "ザ・ベスト・イン・ザ・ワールド~ノンストップ・スペシャル・リミックス" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa's Singles (Media notes). Alyssa Milano. Pony Canyon. 1990. PCCY-00059. 
  16. ^ a b Voices That Care (Media notes). Various Artists. Giant. 1991. 0-40054, 9 40054-0. 
  17. ^ "ロックト・インサイド・ア・ドリーム" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b c Kantor, Justin. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Locked Inside a Dream (Media notes). Alyssa Milano. Pony Canyon. 1991. PCCY-00204. 
  20. ^ "愛を素直に" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i Do You See Me? (Media notes). Alyssa Milano. Pony Canyon. 1992. PCCY-00368. 
  22. ^ Kantor, Justin. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Archived from the original on December 9, 2016. 
  23. ^ a b The Very Best of Alyssa Milano (Media notes). Alyssa Milano. Pony Canyon. 1995. 
  24. ^ a b We Are The World (Media notes). Children Of The World Project. SMS Records. 1985. SP07-13. 
  25. ^ a b Melendrez, Sonny. "The Children of The World Project". SonnyRadio.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. 
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