Irons in the Fire is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Teena Marie, released on August 14, 1980 by Motown. Her first self produced effort, it was dedicated to her father, Thomas Leslie Brockert (1919-1976). It received positive reviews on its release. In a 2009 interview she named it as her personal favourite of all her albums.
Irons in the Fire peaked at #9 on the Black Albums chart and #38 on the Pop Albums chart. Lead single “I Need Your Lovin'” peaked at #9 on the US Black Singles chart and became her first Top 40 hit on the BillboardHot 100, peaking at #37.
It also reached #28 in the United Kingdom, making it Marie’s second and last top 30 single in that country. In addition, along with the track “Chains”, “I Need Your Lovin'” peaked at number two for two weeks on the dance charts. “Young Love” was released as the album’s second single, peaking just outside the top 40 on the US Black Singles chart. Wiki