A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)

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"A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)"
Single by Ray Parker Jr.
from the album A Woman Needs Love
B-side "So Into You"
Released 1981
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:46
Label Arista
Writer(s) Ray Parker Jr.
Producer(s) Ray Parker Jr.
Ray Parker Jr. singles chronology
"Can't Keep You from Cryin'"
"A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)"
"That Old Song"

"A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" is a song recorded by R&B vocalist and songwriter Ray Parker Jr., along with his group, Raydio. It led their 1981 album, A Woman Needs Love, the last Parker recorded with Raydio. The song was a hit on both the Billboard pop and soul charts in early 1981. It was Parker's first song to hit number-one on the R&B chart and also reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 11


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 480.

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Preceded by
"Sukiyaki" by A Taste of Honey
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
May 16–23, 1981
Succeeded by
"What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" by Chaka Khan