Hey There Lonely Girl

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"Hey There Lonely Girl"
Single by Eddie Holman
from the album I Love You
A-side Hey There Lonely Girl
B-side It's All In the Game
Released December 1969[1]
Format Vinyl, 7"
Recorded 1969; Virtue Studios in Philadelphia, PA
Genre R&B, Soul, Pop
Length 3:01
Label ABC Records
Writer(s) Leon Carr
Earl Shuman
Producer(s) Peter De Angeles

"Hey There Lonely Girl" is a song recorded by R&B singer Eddie Holman. Recorded and released in 1969, it charted in 1970. The original version by Ruby and the Romantics was entitled, "Hey There Lonely Boy" in 1963, and was a Top 30 hit, peaking at #27. Holman's song peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, his highest charting single. A version by Robert John was released in 1980 for the album Back on the Street.[2]

Details[edit]

"Hey There Lonely Girl" is most recognizable by its disconsolate, sentimental and heavyhearted lyrics, with Holman's falsetto voice. Here is a sample of the chorus:

Hey there lonely girl, lonely girl
Let me make your broken heart like new
Oh, my lonely girl, lonely girl
Don't you know this lonely boy loves you

The song itself was one of Holman's biggest selling songs and one of the most popular smooth soul hits of 1970. It is currently played on oldies radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Ronald (2001). Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979. iUniverse. p. 94. ISBN 1462080936. 
  2. ^ "Hey There Lonely Girl by Eddie Holman". Songfacts. Retrieved October 24, 2008.