On this day in history (November 4, 1987), Sinead O’Connor released her debut album The Lion And The Cobra featuring the singles Mandinka, I Want Your (Hands On Me) and Troy. This album was recording while she was pregnant with her first child.
The title of the album is fro Psalm 91:13 “you will tread upon the lion and the cobra”. Taking that a step further, the song Never Get Old opens with an Irish language recital of Psalm 91 by Enya.
I Want Your (Hands On Me)
- Peaked at #36 on the US Billboard 200 chart
- Peaked at #27 on the UK Albums chart
- Slant magazine ranked as #46 best albums of the 1980s
- Pitchfork ranked as #44 on 200 Best Albums of the 1980’s.
- Mandinka peaked at #17 in the UK singles chart
- Just Like U Said It Would B
- Never Get Old
- I Want Your (Hands On Me)
- Drink Before The War
- Just Call Me Joe