Being with You (song)
|"Being with You"|
|Single by Smokey Robinson|
|from the album Being with You|
|B-side||"What's in Your Life for Me"|
|Released||January 9, 1981|
Studio Sound Recorders
(North Hollywood, California, United States)
|Genre||R&B, Pop, Adult Contemporary|
|Smokey Robinson singles chronology|
"Being with You" is a song recorded by Smokey Robinson and is the title-track from his Gold-certified 1981 album with the same name. The song spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart during the Spring of 1981 and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, behind "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, his highest charting solo hit on the Billboard pop charts.
|“||Now let me tell ya about a coincidental relationship between Smokey at #2 and Kim Carnes who's at #1 again this week. Kim's last hit was "More Love", her remake of an old Smokey Robinson hit. Well Smokey liked Kim's version so much that he wrote her another song, but when Smokey's producer heard the demo, he told Smokey, you oughta record it yourself, and that's the song we heard in the #2 position. And how ironic it is that Smokey's recording of the song he'd written for Kim Carnes has been kept out of the #1 spot by a Kim Carnes hit for 3 weeks running.||”|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||1|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 497.
- Casey Kasem's American Top 40 from June 6th, 1981
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 394-5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 214–5. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
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