Girl I'm Gonna Miss You

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"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"
Single by Milli Vanilli
from the album Girl You Know It's True
B-side "Can't You Feel My Love"
"All or Nothing"
"More Than You'll Ever Know"
"Baby Don't Forget My Number"
Released July 1989
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, Cassette
Recorded 1988
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 4:05 (single version)
Label Arista
Writer(s) Frank Farian
Peter Bischof-Fallenstein
Dietmar Kawohl
Producer(s) Frank Farian
Milli Vanilli singles chronology
"Blame It on the Rain"
(1989)
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"
(1989)
"All or Nothing"
(1989)

"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" is a song recorded by Milli Vanilli which was released as a single in the middle of 1989 off the album Girl You Know It's True. The single was a success, hitting the number one spot on the American and European charts. The song also reached number one in Canada.

Like its predecessor "Blame It on the Rain", a Roland TR-808 was also used in the song for the drum.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

  • Germany: Hansa 112 647
  • UK: Cooltempo COOL 191
  • France: Carrere 14.805
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"   Frank Farian, Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, Dietmar Kawohl 4:19
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can't You Feel My Love"   Jens Gad, Toby Gad 3:33
  • Canada: Arista AS1-9870
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"   Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 4:19
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All or Nothing" (remix) Brad Howell, David Clayton-Thomas, Farian, P. G. Wylder 4:30

12" vinyl[edit]

  • Europe: Hansa 612 647
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (long version) Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 6:38
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "More Than You'll Ever Know"   Ernesto Phillips 3:50
2. "Can't You Feel My Love"   J. Gad, T. Gad 3:33
3. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (single version) Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 4:19
  • UK: Cooltempo COOLX 191
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (long version) Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 6:38
2. "Can't You Feel My Love"   J. Gad, T. Gad 3:32
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Baby Don't Forget My Number" (European mix) Brad Howell (as B. Nail), Farian, Franz Reuther, Roger Dalton 4:55
2. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (7 inch version) Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 4:32

CD[edit]

  • Germany: Hansa 662 647
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (long version) Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 6:40
2. "More Than You'll Ever Know"   Phillips 3:54
3. "Can't You Feel My Love"   J. Gad, T. Gad 3:33
4. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (single version) Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 4:32
  • Germany: Hansa 162 647
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"   Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl 4:19
2. "Can't You Feel My Love"   J. Gad, T. Gad 3:33

Cassette[edit]

  • UK: Cooltempo COOLMC 191
Sides one and two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"   Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Kawohl  
2. "Can't You Feel My Love"   J. Gad, T. Gad  

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989/90) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 3
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 1
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Dutch Top 40[3] 1
French Singles Chart[4] 3
German Singles Chart[5] 2
Irish Singles Chart[6] 2
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 8
Norwegian Singles Chart[8] 4
Spain (AFYVE)[9] 7
Sweden Singles Chart[10] 2
Swiss Singles Chart[11] 1
UK Singles Chart[12] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[13] 21
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[13] 20

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1989, Lovindeer recorded a reggae version.
  • In 2011, Daniel Lopes featuring GIFT covered the song which samples the original Milli Vanilli version.
  • In 2013, a novelty goth version was recorded by Electrogoth.
Preceded by
"Don't Wanna Lose You" by Gloria Estefan
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single[14][15]
23 September 1989 (1989-09-23) – 30 September 1989 (1989-09-30) (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson
Preceded by
"Lambada" by Kaoma
Dutch Top 40 number-one single[3]
21 October 1989 (1989-10-21) – 18 November 1989 (1989-11-18) (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lily Was Here" by David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer
Austrian number-one single[2]
1 December 1989 (1989-12-01) – 15 December 1989 (1989-12-15) (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"All Around the World" by Lisa Stansfield
Swiss number-one single[11]
3 December 1989 (1989-12-03) – 28 January 1990 (1990-01-28) (8 weeks),
11 February 1990 (1990-02-11) (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Preceded by
"Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Succeeded by
"Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)" by Technotronic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at australian-charts.com". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at austriancharts.at" (in German). Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 42, 1989". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at lescharts.com" (in French). Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Milli Vanilli at musicline.de". Retrieved 31 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at charts.org.nz". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at norwegiancharts.com". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  9. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  10. ^ "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at swedishcharts.com". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at hitparade.ch" (in German). Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You at Chart Stats". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  13. ^ a b c "Milli Vanilli > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 October 2009 (2009-10-30). 
  14. ^ "Billboard Hot 100, week of September 23, 1989". Billboard. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Hot 100, week of September 30, 1989". Billboard. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 

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