If You Think You're Lonely Now

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"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
Single by Bobby Womack
from the album The Poet
Released 1982
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Soul
Length 5:30
Label Beverly Glen Music
Writer(s) Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Sandra Sully
Producer(s) Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack chronology
"Secrets"
(1981)
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
(1982)
"Where Do We Go From Here"
(1982)
K-Ci Hailey chronology
"What About Us"
(1994)
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
(1995)
"Freek'n You"
(1995)

"If You Think You're Lonely Now" is a song recorded and released as a single by American soul singer-songwriter Bobby Womack in 1982. It was released from his album The Poet. The single reached number three for four weeks on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] This is significant because Womack released the song during a time when R&B was on a down slope and the charts were largely dominated by dance music.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position [2]
Billboard Hot Soul Singles 3

K-Ci Hailey Version[edit]

The song was later revised in 1994 by K-Ci Hailey, which is featured on the soundtrack to the film, Jason's Lyric. K-Ci's version was a pop hit, which out-performed Womack's original and peaked to number seventeen on Billboard's Hot 100 and eleven on Hot R&B Singles charts. The song's main hook is also invoked by Mariah Carey in her song "We Belong Together".

Chart (1995) Peak
position [3]
Billboard Hot 100 17
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 634. 
  2. ^ Billboard singles
  3. ^ K-Ci Hailey Billboard singles

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