Lisa Stansfield says that her mother playing songs by Diana Ross & The Supremes when she was younger sparked her interest in soul music, and that two of her biggest idols were Marvin Gaye and Barry White. She recorded "All Around the World" for her 1989 album Affection, and it reached #1 in the UK, #1 on the Hot Soul Singles and Hot Dance Singles charts in the US and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1992 she recorded it with one of her idols, Barry White, as the B side to "Time To Make You Mine." White included it in his 1992 box set, Just For You. It’s a great song, and seeing the two of them singing it together makes it that much better.