Being with You (song)

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"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
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Studio Sound Recorders
(North Hollywood, California, United States)
Genre R&B, Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label Motown
Writer(s) Smokey Robinson
Producer(s) George Tobin
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Smokey Robinson singles chronology
"Let Me Be the Clock"
"Being with You"
"You Are Forever"

"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,[1] behind "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, his highest charting solo hit on the Billboard pop charts.

It hit No. 1 in Cash Box. The track was also a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart in June 1981, becoming Robinson's second UK No. 1 single and his first as a solo artist.[3][4]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 497. 
  2. ^ Casey Kasem's American Top 40 from June 6th, 1981
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 394-5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ 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. 
Preceded by
"Don't Stop the Music" by Yarbrough and Peoples
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
March 29, 1981 - May 2, 1981
Succeeded by
"Sukiyaki" by A Taste of Honey
Preceded by
"Stand and Deliver" by Adam and the Ants
UK Singles Chart number-one single
June 7, 1981 - June 20, 1981
Succeeded by
"One Day in Your Life" by Michael Jackson