Contact (Edwin Starr song)

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"Contact"
Single by Edwin Starr
from the album Clean
Released1978
Recorded1978
GenreDisco, Soul
Label20th Century
Songwriter(s)Robert Dickerson, Arthur Pullam, Edwin Starr
Producer(s)Edwin Starr
Edwin Starr singles chronology
"I'm So into You"
(1978)
"Contact"
(1978)
"H.A.P.P.Y. Radio"
(1979)

"Contact" is a 1978 disco single by Edwin Starr. The hook line is in the chorus, "Eye to eye, contact".

The single was #1 on the disco chart for one week, early in 1979.[1] It also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest charting pop single in seven years, peaking at #65. "Contact" also made the Top 20 on the R&B Charts, peaking at #13.[2] The song found more success in the UK, where it was a Top Ten hit, peaking at #6, in early 1979 (it would also earn Edwin a silver disc for sales in excess of 250,000 copies, along with the very first silver 12" award in recognition of sales over 100,000 copies). It proved to be his second best performance on the UK Charts, beaten only by his #3 smash "War" in 1970. His follow-up single, "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio", was also a UK hit, making it to #9 in mid-1979.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 37
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 20
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 9
United States (Billboard Hot 100) 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 245.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 549.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 291. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Edwin Starr – Contact" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "Edwin Starr – Contact" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Edwin Starr – Contact". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 29, 2020.