When She Was My Girl

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"When She Was My Girl"
Single by Four Tops
from the album Tonight!
B-side "Something to Remember"
Released August 1981
Format 45 RPM
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Casablanca
Writer(s) Larry Gottlieb, Marc Blatte
Four Tops singles chronology
"Catfish"
(1976)
"When She Was My Girl"
(1981)
"Back to School Again"
(1982)

"When She Was My Girl" is a 1981 single released by American vocal group the Four Tops. The song, their first release off Casablanca Records, helped to return the former signature Motown act to the American pop Top 40 charts, peaking at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 10 on the Cashbox chart, and reaching number one on the R&B charts.[1] It reached number nine in Canada, and also became their first top ten hit in the UK in nine years, reaching number three. Their top 40 showing made the group one of the few acts to have top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in three consecutive decades.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 11
U.S. Cashbox Top 100 10
U.S. R & B 1
Canadian RPM 9
UK Singles 3

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1981) Position
U.S. Billboard --
Cashbox[2] 77
Canada --

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 212. 
  2. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/80s_files/1981YESP.html

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
October 10–17, 1981
Succeeded by
"Never Too Much" by Luther Vandross