Behind a Painted Smile

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"Behind a Painted Smile"
The Isley Brothers - Behind a Painted Smile single cover.jpg
Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Soul on the Rocks
B-side "One Too Many Heartaches"[1]
Released 1969
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1967
Genre Funk, Soul[1]
Length 2:45
Label Tamla Motown[1]
Writer(s) Ivy Jo Hunter, Beatrice Verdi[1]
Producer(s) Ivy Jo Hunter[1]
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)"
"Behind a Painted Smile"
"Put Yourself in My Place"

"Behind a Painted Smile" is a song written by Ivy Jo Hunter and Beatrice Verdi. It was recorded in 1967 by The Isley Brothers appearing on the Soul on the Rocks album and released as a single that reached number five in the UK charts in May 1969.

Dutch singer Mathilde Santing released a cover version of the song in 1982.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 5


  1. ^ a b c d e "Isley Brothers, The - Behind A Painted Smile / One Too Many Heartaches (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mathilde Santing - Behind A Painted Smile (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 28, 1969" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22).
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 1969-05-24" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22).

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