Who's That Girl? (Eurythmics song)

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"Who's That Girl?"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Touch
Released June 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1983
Genre New wave, electronica, synthpop
Length 4:46 (Album Version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
(1983)
"Who's That Girl?"
(1983)
"Right by Your Side"
(1983)
Music video
"Who's That Girl?" on YouTube

"Who's That Girl?" is a 1983 song recorded by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by bandmembers Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. "Who's That Girl?" was the first single released in the UK from Eurythmics' third album Touch.

The track is a heavily synthesized ballad in which Lennox takes the role of a suspicious woman demanding to know with whom her lover has been seen associating. The song became Eurythmics' third Top 10 single in the UK singles chart, peaking at number three. In the United States, "Who's That Girl?" was released as the second single from the album, following the Top 10 hit "Here Comes the Rain Again". It climbed to number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

Lennox appearing as male and female in the music video for "Who's That Girl?"

The music video became a heavily played clip on MTV and further showcased Lennox's gender-bending image. In it, she appears as a nightclub singer performing the song (complete with 1960s-era blonde flip wig) and also as a male member of the audience akin to Elvis Presley (as seen on the cover of the single). At the end of the video, the female Lennox is shown kissing the male Lennox.

Stewart appears in the video, escorted by a variety of different women played by a variety of guest stars including Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston of Bucks Fizz, Kiki Dee, Hazel O'Connor, Kate Garner of Haysi Fantayzee and all four members of Bananarama (including Stewart's future wife, Siobhan Fahey and future group member Jacquie O'Sullivan who would replace Fahey in Bananarama in 1988). The gender-bending pop star Marilyn also makes an appearance in the video as another of Stewart's escorts. Despite the small role, Marilyn's appearance proved a high-profile move which helped lead to his own music career later the same year.

Track listings[edit]

7"
  • A: "Who's That Girl?" (Short Version) - 3:49
  • B: "You Take Some Lentils And You Take Some Rice" (Non-LP Track) - 3:03
12"
  • A: "Who's That Girl?" (Extended Version) - 6:58
  • B1: "You Take Some Lentils And You Take Some Rice" (Non-LP Track) - 3:03
  • B2: "ABC (Freeform)" (Non-LP Track) - 2:40

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983/1984) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart[1] 13
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 15
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 30
French Singles Chart[1] 2
German Singles Chart[4] 19
Irish Singles Chart[5] 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 13
Polish Singles Chart[1] 9
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 14
UK Singles Chart[8] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 21

Cover versions[edit]

References in other media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Song artist 245 - The Eurythmics". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Who's That Girl?". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Who's That Girl?". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Who's That Girl?". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Eurythmics - Who's That Girl?". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/301929/eurythmics/chart?f=379
  10. ^ Video on YouTube

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