Homely Girl

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For the 1992 book, see Homely Girl: A Life.
"Homely Girl"
Single by UB40
from the album Labour of Love II
B-side "Gator" (Instrumental)
Released October 31, 1989 UK
April 1991 France
Format CD single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1989
Genre Reggae
Length 3:22
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Eugene Record, Stan McKenny
Producer(s) UB40
Certification Silver France, 1991
UB40 singles chronology
"I Would Do for You"
(1989)
"Homely Girl"
(1989)
"Kingston Town"
(1989)

"Homely Girl" is a 1989 single by the band UB40. It is a cover-version of a 1974 single by The Chi-Lites which reached number 5 in the UK singles chart, number 3 in the US R&B chart, and number 54 in the Billboard Hot 100.

It was the first single from their 1989 album Labour of Love II. The song was released on October 31, 1989 in the UK, but only in April 1991 in France. It was a great success in these two countries.

In France, the song was used in a TV advert for the Lee Cooper jeans.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Homely Girl" — 3:22
  2. "Gator" (instrumental) — 4:01
12" single
  1. "Homely Girl" (extended mix) — 7:29
  2. "Gator" (instrumental) — 4:01
  3. "Homely Girl" — 3:22
CD single
  1. "Homely Girl" — 3:22
  2. "Gator" (instrumental) — 4:01
  3. "Homely Girl" (extended mix) — 7:29

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Alex P. (2004). Hit-parade — 20 ans de tubes (in French). Paris: Pascal. p. 347. ISBN 2-35019-009-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1990" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  4. ^ "Homely Girl" ub40.co.uk (Retrieved February 12, 2008)
  5. ^ "Homely Girl", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 25, 2009)
  6. ^ French certifications, database Infodisc.fr (Retrieved February 12, 2008)

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