Chi-Lites (album)

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Chi-Lites
Studio album by The Chi-Lites
Released August 1973
Genre R&B, soul
Length 38:03
Label Brunswick
Producer Eugene Record
The Chi-Lites chronology
A Letter to Myself
(1973)
Chi-Lites
(1973)
Toby
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Chi-Lites is the self-titled sixth studio album by American soul group The Chi-Lites, produced and largely written by lead singer Eugene Record. The album was released in 1973 on the Brunswick label.

History[edit]

Chi-Lites includes four of the group's most successful singles. "Stoned Out of My Mind" and "Homely Girl" both made the top 3 on the US R&B chart, while "Homely Girl" and "Too Good to Be Forgotten" were both top 10 hits in the UK. The latter, while never released as a single in the US, has remained one of the group's biggest hits in the UK, where a 1986 cover version by the band Amazulu also made the top 10. Chi-Lites peaked at #3 on the R&B chart and #89 on the Pop chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Homely Girl"   Eugene Record, Stan McKenney 4:10
2. "Go Away Dream"   Eugene Record, Stan McKenney 3:40
3. "Too Good to Be Forgotten"   Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin 3:20
4. "I Found Sunshine"   Eugene Record 2:50
5. "I Never Had It So Good (And Felt So Bad)"   Eugene Record, Stan McKenney 5:00
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Marriage License"   Eugene Record, Alonzo Tucker 5:30
7. "I Forgot to Say I Love You Till I'm Gone"   Eugene Record, Stan McKenney 3:20
8. "One Man Band"   Thom Bell, Linda Creed 5:00
9. "Bet You'll Never Be Sorry"   Gerald Sims 3:30
10. "Stoned Out of My Mind"   Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin 3:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
[2]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 89
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
1973 "Stoned Out of My Mind" 30 2
"I Found Sunshine" 47 17
1974 "Homely Girl" 54 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Chi-Lites review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Chi-Lites". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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