Superwoman (Karyn White song)

Single by Karyn White
from the album Karyn White
B-side "Language of Love"
Released January 2, 1989
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded March–April 1988
Genre R&B, pop
Length 5:49
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Karyn White singles chronology
"The Way You Love Me"
"Love Saw It"

"Superwoman" is the second single from R&B singer Karyn White's self-titled debut album, Karyn White (1988). It was her second U.S. top ten hit, peaking at number eight and her second U.S. R&B number-one hit. [1]

In 1991, the song was remade by Gladys Knight, with help from Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick, and it was featured on her album Good Woman. Norman Cheung and Faye Wong also released a cover version of "Superwoman" entitled "Because of Him" on her 1990 album You're the Only One. Malaysian Singer Gary Chaw had a Mandarin cover version, also named Superwoman, on his first album Blue in 2006.

The song was covered by Malaysian Idol season 1 winner Jaclyn Victor in 2006 on her second album, Inilah Jac. Heather Headley also covered it in her mini concert.[2] It is often covered in Chinese and Taiwanese singing competitions, notably Janice Yan and Jeanie Lee.

Track listing

7" vinyl single (UK)
  1. Superwoman (Edit)
  2. The Way You Love Me (Edit)
12" vinyl single (UK)
  1. Superwoman (Long Version)
  2. Superwoman (7" Version)
  3. The Way You Love Me (New York Groove Edit)


Chart (1988–89) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[3] 12
UK Singles Chart 11

Cover versions


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 621.
  2. Heather Headley - Super Woman Live on YouTube
  3. Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 256.
  4. Gary Chaw - Superwoman on YouTube
Preceded by
"Oasis" by Roberta Flack
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
January 14, 1989 – January 28, 1989
Succeeded by
"Can You Stand the Rain" by New Edition
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