Boy Meets Girl (Boy Meets Girl album)

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Boy Meets Girl
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Studio album by Boy Meets Girl
Released 1985
Genre Pop
Length 41:11
Label A&M
Producer Tom Werman
Boy Meets Girl chronology
Boy Meets Girl
Reel Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Boy Meets Girl is the debut album by American pop singer-songwriters George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, also known as Boy Meets Girl. It was released on A&M Records in 1985, and was their only disc for the label. The album included the band's first top 40 hit on the Billboard pop chart, when "Oh Girl" peaked at No. 39.

The album was written by Rubicam and Merrill, with one outside writer receiving co-credit on one track. The music is much different from their later work as it has a more prominent hard rock influence. Merrill and Rubicam would go on to pen hits for Whitney Houston and get a contract with RCA Records, which would release their second full-length album, Reel Life, three years later. That record would provide them with their sole top-ten hit as a recording act, "Waiting for a Star to Fall."

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill (Irving Music/Boy Meets Girl Music), except where noted.
  1. "Oh Girl" - 4:18
  2. "Don't Tell Me We Have Nothing" - 4:01
  3. "The Touch" (Rubicam, Merrill, T. Bell; Irving Music/Boy Meets Girl Music/BellBoy Music) - 3:55
  4. "Kissing, Falling, Flying" - 3:34
  5. "From Now On" - 4:49
  6. "Be My Baby" - 3:47
  7. "In Your Eyes" - 4:09
  8. "I Wish You Were Here" - 3:37
  9. "Pieces" - 4:09
  10. "Premonitions" - 4:47


  • Shannon Rubicam: lead & backing vocals
  • George Merrill: lead & backing vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Richard Gibbs: vocoder
  • Leon Gaer: bass (all tracks except 7)
  • Kyle Henderson: bass (track 7), backing vocals (track 8)
  • John Goux: guitar (tracks 1, 4, and 9)
  • Scott Shelly: guitar (tracks 1, 5, and 7)
  • John Morton: guitar (tracks 2, 5, 9, and 10)
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.: guitar (tracks 3, 6, and 8)
  • Eric Williams: guitar (track 4)
  • Michael Jochum: drums
  • Steve Forman: percussion
  • Tom Werman: percussion
  • Gary Herbig: saxophone (track 6)
  • George Hawkins: backing vocals (tracks 2 and 10)
  • Thom Bell: backing vocals (tracks 3 and 6)
  • Jon Joyce: backing vocals (tracks 4 and 7)
  • John Batdorf: backing vocals (track 7)
  • Susan Boyd: backing vocals (track 9)



  • Produced By Tom Werman
  • Engineered By Gary Ladinsky