Masterpiece

Atlantic Starr

About Masterpiece

"Masterpiece" is a 1991 song written by Kenny Nolan and performed by Atlantic Starr. The single was the second release from the album Love Crazy and peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. "Masterpiece" also went to number three on the Hot 100 and number two on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart. The song performed well in Canada, peaking at number 15 on the RPM Top Singles chart and number one on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart. Nolan has stated that "Masterpiece" is his favorite of all of his compositions, whether among his own hits or those of others.  


Year:
1997
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A simple touch of your hand
And everything is right
The gentle way you look at me
When we kiss goodnight
You've given me the freedom no other love has known
And now I thank you girl , thank you girl

The countless ways you've touched my heart
Is more than I can say
The beauty that you've shown to me
Takes my breath away
A picture perfect painting, that's what our love is
And yes I need you so, and now I know

Ooh
I've found a masterpiece in you
A work of art it's true
And I treasure you my love
Ooh
I've found a masterpiece in you
A work of art it's true
And I treasure you

Sometimes I wonder what I'd be
Had I not found you
A least and lonely soul this world
Could show me nothing new

But now my life's a canvas
Painted with your love
And it will always be
And now I see

The gentle walks together
Through time will never pass
This fairy tale we shared
Is real inside our hearts
Let it be forever
Never let it end
This promise I can make
Heaven is ours to take

Ooh
I've found a masterpiece in you
A work of art it's true
And I treasure you my love
Ooh
I've found a masterpiece in you
A work of art it's true
And I treasure you

When I'm lost and insecure
You build me up and make me sure
That everything will be alright
My love

ooh
I've found a masterpiece in you
A work of art it's true
And I treasure you my love
Ooh
I've found a masterpiece in you
A work of art it's true
And I treasure you

(This fairy tale we're sharing
Is real inside our hearts
Let it be forever
Never let it end)

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Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr was a 1980s R&B band. Among their biggest hits were "Always" and "Secret Lovers." more »

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Written by: KENNY NOLAN

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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12 facts about this song

Song Identity
"Masterpiece" is a hit song by R&B band Atlantic Starr from their album "Love Crazy," which was released in 1991.
BillBoard Performance
The song achieved significant success by reaching the 3rd position on both Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in 1992.
Songwriting
Kenny Nolan, renowned for his work with Frankie Valli among others, penned the song. He is also notable for his other hit songs, including "My Eyes Adored You" and "Lady Marmalade."
Song Meaning
The lyrics express an intimate declaration of love, comparing the significant other to a 'masterpiece'. This gives a deep insight into the strong feelings the narrator harbors for his lover.
Soundtrack Appearance
"Masterpiece" was featured in the soundtrack for the Wesley Snipes / Patrick Swayze film, 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar'.
Song Duration
The running time of the song is 4 minutes and 55 seconds, which is a relatively standard length for songs of its genre during that era.
Music Video
The song's music video was set in a gallery where paintings come to life, further emphasizing the 'masterpiece' allegory.
Musical Style
The song is characterized by a smooth style of R&B, combining soulful vocals, delicate keyboard, and a poignant string section that creates a romantic aesthetic.
Atlantic Starr
"Masterpiece" is arguably one of Atlantic Starr's greatest hits, helping to solidify the band's reputation in the R&B genre.
Cover Versions
Several artists from different music genres, including jazz, gospel, and pop, have covered "Masterpiece" over the years, demonstrating its enduring appeal.
Atlantic Starr Members
At the time the song was recorded, the members of Atlantic Starr included brothers Wayne Lewis, David Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, and their sister Sharon Bryant.
Grammy History
Despite its success, "Masterpiece" did not win any Grammy Awards, though Atlantic Starr had been nominated in previous years for other songs.

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