"Hey Girl" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, first recorded by Freddie Scott in 1963. It became a hit, peaking at number ten on both the Billboard Pop Singles and R&B charts. In 1966, the Righteous Brothers covered this song on their Soul & Inspiration album from Verve Records. In 1972, the song was covered by Donny Osmond, who is well known for his chart-topping interpretation of another Goffin/King composition "Go Away Little Girl". Osmond's version reached number nine on the Hot 100, one higher than Scott's original recording.
Aside from the above mentioned cover versions, "Hey Girl" has been remade by many artists.
Carole King recorded the song on her 1980 album Pearls, which consists of the materials she wrote with Goffin during the 1960s. King also played the song as a part of medley during her 2000s concert tour entitled The Living Room, which was released as the double live album in 2005.