Devil Woman (Marty Robbins song)

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For the Cliff Richard song, see Devil Woman.
"Devil Woman"
Single by Marty Robbins
from the album Devil Woman
B-side "April Fool's Day"
Released June 22, 1962
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Marty Robbins
Producer(s) Don Law
Frank Jones
Marty Robbins singles chronology
"Love Can't Wait"
(1962)
"Devil Woman"
(1962)
"Ruby Ann"
(1962)

Devil Woman is a 1962 country single written and performed by Marty Robbins. "Devil Woman" became Marty Robbins' seventh single to reach number one on the country chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot.[1] "Devil Woman" also crossed over onto the pop chart, peaking at number sixteen.[2] This same version of the song was also recorded by Trini Lopez for his 1968 album Welcome to Trini Country.

Other versions by notable artists[edit]

A Spanish language version of the song, named "Magia Blanca" (translated by then-television host Alfred D. Herger was Chucho Avellanet's first career hit. A Serbian language version of the song, named "Čudna devojka" was released in 1966 by former Yugoslav beat band Zlatni Dečaci.[3]

Grady Martin released an instrumental version in 1965 on his Instrumentally Yours album.[4]

This song was covered by Singaporean female artist Zhuang Xue Fang (莊雪芳) in edited Standard Chinese lyrics written by Suyin (舒雲/雨牛) under title name of 小小寃家, with Ruby Records in 1967.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 293. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 533. 
  3. ^ Čudna devojka at Discogs
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001443273

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Wolverton Mountain"
by Claude King
Billboard Hot C&W Sides
number-one single

September 1-October 20, 1962
Succeeded by
"Mama Sang a Song"
by Bill Anderson