Clean Up Woman

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"Clean Up Woman"
Single by Betty Wright
from the album I Love the Way You Love
B-side "I'll Love You Forever"
Released 1971
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 2:40
Label Alston
Writer(s) Clarence Reid, Willie Clarke
Producer(s) Clarence Reid, Willie Clarke
Certification Gold (U.S.)
Betty Wright singles chronology
"Pure Love"
"Clean Up Woman"
"Baby Sitter"

"Clean Up Woman" is a song by Betty Wright from her second studio album, I Love the Way You Love (1972). Written and produced by Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke, it was released in 1971 as a 7" single with "I'll Love You Forever" on the B-side, reaching number six on the U.S. Pop Singles chart—where it stayed for fourteen weeks[1]—and number two on the U.S. Black Singles chart. It has sold over a million copies with the RIAA gold disc awarded on December 30, 1971.[1] Billboard ranked it as the No. 49 song for 1972.[2]

The song also appears as the beginning and end songs in a medley on the 1978 album 'Betty Wright Live'.


  1. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 306. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972

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