Being with You (song)

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"Being with You"
Being With You - Smokey Robinson.jpg
Single by Smokey Robinson
from the album Being with You
B-side"What's in Your Life for Me"
ReleasedMarch 9, 1981
Format7"
RecordedJanuary 1981
Studio Sound Recorders
(North Hollywood, California, United States)
GenreR&B, soul
Length4:06
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Smokey Robinson
Producer(s)George Tobin, Mike Piccirillo
Smokey Robinson singles chronology
"Let Me Be the Clock"
(1980)
"Being with You"
(1981)
"You Are Forever"
(1981)

"Being with You" is a 1981 song recorded by American singer Smokey Robinson and is the title track from his Gold-certified album with the same name. The song spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart from March to early May 1981 and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] behind "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, his highest charting solo hit on the Billboard pop charts.

It hit No. 1 on the US Cash Box Top 100.[3] The track was also a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart in June 1981, becoming Robinson's second UK No. 1 single and his first as a solo artist.[4][5]

Very soon after Robinson's English single was released, Motown's subsidiary label Tamla released a Spanish version of the song under the title of "Aqui Con Tigo" (Tamla T 54325F), backed with a bilingual English/Spanish version.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 497.
  2. ^ Casey Kasem's American Top 40 from June 6th, 1981
  3. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, May 23, 1981
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 394–5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 214–5. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  6. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1988". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  8. ^ a b "Song artist 452 - Smokey Robinson". Tsort.info. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  9. ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html
  10. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1981-05-23. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research.
  12. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  13. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1981 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  14. ^ "Chart File Top 100" (PDF). Record Mirror. London: Spotlight Publications. December 26, 1981. p. 27. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.

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