Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

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"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
Single by The Tams
from the album Hey Girl Don't Bother Me!
A-side "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
B-side "Take Away"
Released 1964 (1964)
Genre R&B, soul
Label ABC
The Tams singles chronology
"Silly Little Girl"
"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
"It's All Right (You're Just In Love)"

"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" is a popular single by The Tams. Written by Ray Whitley, it was originally released in 1964 and reached number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the R&B chart.[1] It would have then lapsed into obscurity but became a favourite on the Northern soul scene in the UK, belatedly reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September 1971.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 566. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 264–5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

Preceded by
"I'm Still Waiting" by Diana Ross
UK number one single
18 September 1971 for three weeks
Succeeded by
"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart