Contact (Edwin Starr song)

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Single by Edwin Starr
from the album Clean
Released 1978
Format 12"
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco, Soul
Label 20th Century
Writer(s) Robert Dickerson, Arthur Pullam, Edwin Starr
Producer(s) Edwin Starr
Edwin Starr chronology
"I'm So Into You"
"H.A.P.P.Y. Radio"

"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 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.


  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. 

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Preceded by
"Le Freak" / "I Want Your Love" / "Chic Cheer" by Chic
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 13, 1979
Succeeded by
Fly Away (all cuts) by Voyage