Στις 24 Ιουνίου 1989 οι Soul II Soul με τραγουδίστρια την Caron Wheeler έφτασαν στο Νο.1 των Βρετανικών Singles και έμεινα εκεί για τέσσερεις εβδομάδες με το τραγούδι “Back To Life” που ήταν και το μοναδικό τους Νο.1 ενώ έφτασαν και μέχρι το No.4 στο αμερικάνικο chart.

Ο ρυθμός του κομματιού είναι βασισμένος στο τραγούδι του Eric B. & Rakim song “Paid In Full” του 1987. Οι Soul II Soul το είχαν χρησιμοποιήσει και στην προηγούμενη επιτυχία τους “Keep On Movin'”.

Τα μέλη του γκρουπ ήταν 3 DJ/παραγωγοί που είχαν εξειδικευτεί να φτιάχνουν χορευτικούς ρυθμούς. Αρχηγός ήταν ο Jazzie B και συμμετείχαν οι Nellee Hooper, και ο μουσικός Philip “Daddae” Harvey. Η Caron Wheeler που ήταν guest τραγουδίστρια έκανε αργότερα σόλο άλμπουμ και συμμετείχε σε ηχογραφήσεις του Phil Collins και του Elvis Costello.

Back to life, back to reality
Back to life, back to reality
Back to life, back to reality
Back to the here and now, yeah
Show me how, decide what you want from me
Tell me maybe I could be there for you

However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me
However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me

Back to life, back to the present time
Back from a fantasy, yes
Tell me now, take the initiative
I’ll leave it in your hands until you’re ready

Oh, however do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me
However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me

However do you need me
However do you need me
However do you need me
However do you need me

I live at the top of the block
No more room for trouble or fuss
Need a change, a positive change
Look, look it’s me writing on the wall

However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me
However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me

Back to life, back to the day we have
Let’s end this foolish game
Hear me out, don’t let it waste away
Make up your mind so I know where I stand

However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me
However do you want me
However do you need me
How, however do you want me
However do you need me