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"
Released March 9, 1981
Format 7"
Recorded January 1981
Studio Sound Recorders
(North Hollywood, California, United States)
Genre R&B, soul
Label Motown
Writer(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]

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. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1981-05-23. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. 
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  12. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1981 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  13. ^ "Top 100 1981 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  14. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 

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Preceded by
"Don't Stop the Music" by Yarbrough and Peoples
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
March 29, 1981 – May 2, 1981
Succeeded by
"Sukiyaki" by A Taste of Honey
Preceded by
"Stand and Deliver" by Adam and the Ants
UK Singles Chart number-one single
June 7, 1981 – June 20, 1981
Succeeded by
"One Day in Your Life" by Michael Jackson