Girls Are Out to Get You

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"Girls Are Out to Get You"
Girls Are Out to Get You.jpg
Single by The Fascinations
B-side"You'll Be Sorry"
Released1967
Format7-inch single
GenreFunk, soul
Length1:58
LabelMayfield
Songwriter(s)Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s)Curtis Mayfield

"Girls Are Out to Get You" is a song and single by American soul group, The Fascinations. Written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, it was first released in 1967.[1]

Background and chart success[edit]

Released in the US in 1967 on Mayfield's own Mayfield Records label. It features Donny Hathaway on piano and is comparatively short at 1 minute and 58 seconds.

It peaked at 92 in the Billboard Hot 100.[2] In 1971 it became popular on the UK's Northern soul music scene and was re-released on the Sue label.[3] It was later re-released again, on the Mojo label, a subsidiary of Polydor Records, responsible for the re-release of several 1960s soul music songs in the early 1970s including Tami Lynn's I'm Gonna Run Away from You and The Formations, At The Top of The Stairs.[4] This time it reached 32 on the UK charts staying for six weeks. It was The Fascinations only UK hot single.[5]

The Fascinations had disbanded as a group in 1969. Such was the success of this song that they reformed to take advantage of their new-found success in the UK. Touring the country, often performing in front of thousands of fans, Girls Are Out to Get You provided the group with their last taste of success before they again disbanded.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girls Are Out to Get You". Discogs. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Rhythm Revue". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "The Fascinations". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Nostalgia potential for the U.K. dsk mkt". Billboard. September 1971.
  5. ^ "The Fascinations". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014.