Hey Little Girl

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"Hey Little Girl"
1982 Chrysalis Records (7" vinyl release)
Single by Icehouse
from the album Primitive Man
A-side "Hey Little Girl"
B-side "Glam"
Released 26 October 1982 (Aus)
15 November 1982 (UK)
1989
Format
Genre
Length 3:53
Label
Writer(s) Iva Davies
Producer(s)
Icehouse singles chronology
"Great Southern Land"
(1982)
"Hey Little Girl"
(1982)
"Street Cafe"
(1982)
"Hey Little Girl"
Alternative Cover
1983 Chrysalis Records (US 7" vinyl release)

"Hey Little Girl" is a single released by the Australian band Icehouse, the second single from the band's 1982 album, Primitive Man.[2] The album and single were co-produced by band member and the track's writer, Iva Davies, and Keith Forsey (Billy Idol).[2][3] It was released in October 1982, on Regular Records in 7" vinyl single and 12" vinyl single formats. UK and Europe releases by Chrysalis Records were also on 7" and 12" formats, but with different track listings. The single was then released in the US in 1983 on the same formats. On "Hey Little Girl", Iva Davies uses the Linn drum machine — the first for an Australian recording.[4] It peaked at No. 7 on the Australian singles chart[5] and No. 2 in Switzerland,[6] No. 5 in Germany,[7] Top 20 in UK,[8] Sweden[9] and Netherlands,[10] and No. 31 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[11]

The US cover for the single has a still from the Russell Mulcahy music video for "Hey Little Girl".[4][12][13]

In 1997, a series of re-mixes of the song was released in Germany on the Edel Music label. Another remix version by Infusion was released on the Icehouse album Meltdown in 2002.[14]

The song has been covered by Sven Schumacher, the German metal band Atrocity, the horrorpunk band The Spook, and Kate Miller-Heidke.[15]

The group Syndicate of Sound wrote "Little Girl" which the band recorded for Hush Records in San Francisco, 9 January 1966. "Little Girl" became a regional hit after San Jose radio station KLIV latched onto it, and was released nationally and offered the group a contract for an album.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982–1983) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 13
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[18] 14
France (IFOP)[19] 13
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[21] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 17
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[11] 55
US Billboard Top Tracks[11] 31

Tracklisting[edit]

All tracks written by Iva Davies.[3]

7" single (Australian/NZ release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" – 3:53
  2. "Glam" (dance remix) – 6:40

7" single (UK/Europe release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" – 4:10
  2. "Love in Motion" – 3:34

12" single (Australian/NZ release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" (extended dance remix)
  2. "Glam"
  3. "Glam" (extended dance remix)
Cover of "Hey Little Girl (special club mix)" 1982

12" single (UK/Europe release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" (disco edit mix) – 7:00
  2. "Hey Little Girl" – 3:40
  3. "Can't Help Myself" (club disco mix) – 5:58

7" single (US release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" – 3:40
  2. "Mysterious Thing" – 4:21

12" single (US release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" (extended version) – 6:11
  2. "Hey Little Girl (dub version) – 6:14
Cover of "Hey Little Girl '97 Remixes"

CD single (German release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" (radio edit) – 3:45
  2. "Hey Little Girl" (future house single) – 3:40
  3. "Hey Little Girl" (x/tended edit) – 4:59
  4. "Hey Little Girl" (DJ Darling vs DJ Sören) – 6:40
  5. "Hey Little Girl" (original version) – 4:22

12" version (German release)[edit]

  1. "Hey Little Girl" (DJ Darling vs DJ Sören) – 6:40
  2. "Hey Little Girl" (future house single) – 3:40
  3. "Hey Little Girl" (X/tended edit) – 4:59
  4. "Hey Little Girl" (radio edit) – 3:45

Personnel[edit]

Credits:[2]

Icehouse members
Additional musicians
Recording details
  • Mixing – Cameron Allan, Bob Clearmountain, Iva Davies, Keith Forsey
  • Engineer – Dave Jerden, Brian Reeves, David Price, Rick Butz
  • Produced – Iva Davies, Keith Forsey

Accolades[edit]

"Hey Little Girl" is included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blake, Elissa (4 August 2012). "Interview: Iva Davies". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan. The Flowers / Icehouse at the Wayback Machine (archived 29 September 2013). Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b "'Hey Little Girl' at APRA search engine". APRA. Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Hey Little Girl; or at 'Performer:' Icehouse. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Artist: Icehouse at the Wayback Machine (archived 17 September 2006). Warner Music Australasia. Retrieved 16 June 2008.
  5. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  6. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Officialcharts.de – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 1983-02-26" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Nederlandse Top 40 – Icehouse - Hey Little Girl search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Icehouse – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Grech, Jason (23 July 2004). "An interview with Iva Davies". Countdown Memories. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  13. ^ "Icehouse – artist videography". MVDbase.com. 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  14. ^ Hayes, Kelvin. "Icehouse – Meltdown". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 July 2008. 
  15. ^ "Nightflight (Deluxe) – Miller-Heidke, Kate". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Hey Little Girl – ICEHOUSE" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 26 July 2013. Hoogste notering in de top 30 : 14 
  19. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste" (in French). InfoDisc. 17 June 2013. Select "Icehouse" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  22. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Icehouse – Hey Little Girl". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  23. ^ Dimery, Robert (2011). 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. Octopus Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-8440-3717-9. 

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