The First Time (Surface song)

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"The First Time"
Single by Surface
from the album 3 Deep

United Kingdom October 1990
United States October 11, 1990

Germany December 6, 1990
Format CD maxi single
Cassette Single
Recorded 1989
Genre R&B
Length 04:16
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Brian Simpson
Bernard Jackson
Producer(s) Surface

"The First Time" is a single by R&B/pop music trio Surface, that hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 for two weeks. The song also spent one week at number one on the U.S. R&B chart[1] and two weeks atop the adult contemporary chart.[2]


Preceded by
"Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 26, 1991 - February 2, 1991 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory
Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles[1] 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[2] 1
UK Singles Chart 60
End-of-year chart (1991) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 559. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 237. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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