Whirly Girl

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"Whirly Girl"
Single by Oxo
from the album Oxo
Released 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:56[1]
Label Geffen Records[2]
Writer(s) Ish "Angel" Ledesma[3]
Producer(s) Ish "Angel" Ledesma, Ken Mansfield[3]

"Whirly Girl" is a Top 40 pop song performed by the American dance/rock band Oxo. The song was written and co-produced by singer/guitarist Ish "Angel" Ledesma (former singer and guitarist of Foxy), and was included on Oxo's 1983 self-titled debut album. The song was the band's sole hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.[4] The song has since been re-released on a number of '80s music compilations.[5]

Following the breakup of Oxo, Ledesma formed the dance pop group Company B (featuring his wife, Lori, who incidentally was the subject of "Whirly Girl"), which also had a sole Billboard Hot 100 hit (1987's "Fascinated") penned by Ledesma.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oxo - Whirly Girl". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th Edition). Billboard Books. p. 477. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  3. ^ a b Oxo album credits, Geffen Records, 1983
  4. ^ "Oxo – Awards". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Oxo - biography". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Company B - biography". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012.