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Solid (Ashford & Simpson album)

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Studio album by Ashford & Simpson
Released 1984
Label Capitol
Producer Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
Ashford & Simpson chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Solid is the eleventh studio album recorded by American vocal duo Ashford & Simpson, released in 1984 on the Capitol label. The album features the song "Solid", which became the songwriting duo's biggest hit as performers.

Commercial performance

The album peaked at No. 1 on the US R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 29 on the Billboard 200. The album's title track peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Black Singles chart, No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] Also featured are two other chart singles: "Outta the World" and "Babies".

Track listing

All tracks written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Solid" 5:04
2. "Outta the World" 5:48
3. "The Jungle" (from the Motion Picture Body Rock) 2:51
4. "Honey I Love You" 3:58
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Babies"   5:50
6. "Closest to Love" (from the Motion Picture Body Rock) Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Phil Ramone, Phil Gladston 4:10
7. "Cherish Forever More"   3:48
8. "Tonight We Escape"   3:14


  • Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson – vocals
  • Sid McGinnis – guitar
  • Francisco Centeno – bass
  • Valerie Simpson – synthesizer, piano, bass
  • Ed Walsh, Joseph Joubert – synthesizer
  • James Newton Howard – keyboards, drum programming
  • Chris Parker, Brian Brake – drums
  • Jimmy Simpson, Sammy Figueroa, Ralph MacDonald – percussion
  • Tim Cox – Linn drums
  • Vinny Della Rocca, Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Joe Mosello – trumpet
  • Ashford & Simpson, Ray Simpson, Ullanda McCullough, Vivian Cherry – backing vocals


Chart (1984) Peak
US Billboard Top Pop Albums[5] 29
US Billboard Top Black Albums[5] 1
UK Albums Chart[3] 42
Year Single Peaks


1984 "Solid" 12 1 15 3
1985 "Outta the World" 4 4
"Babies" 29 56

See also


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Solid review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Solid review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ashford & Simpson - Solid...Plus Seven". Discogs. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > Ashford & Simpson". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-01. [not in citation given]
  6. ^ "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

External links

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