Girls Next Door

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This article is about the country music female group. For the TV show, see The Girls Next Door. For other uses, see Girl Next Door.
Girls Next Door
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Years active 1982–1991, 2011
Labels MTM, Atlantic
Associated acts Tommy West
Past members Doris King
Cindy Nixon
Diane Williams
Tammy Stephens

Girls Next Door was an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1982 and disbanded in 1991. The group consisted of Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Diane Williams, and Tammy Stephens. The group recorded three albums.


Girls Next Door was founded in 1982 by record producer Tommy West, who suggested that studio backing vocalist Doris King form a four-woman vocal group.[1] They were previously known as Belle and Wildflower.[2] Girls Next Door recorded two albums for MTM Records and one for Atlantic Records, in addition to charting nine singles on the U.S. country charts. Their most successful song was "Slow Boat to China", which reached number 8 on the country charts in 1986.

The original four members reunited for one concert in 2011.[3]



Year Album US Country Label
1986 The Girls Next Door 30 MTM
1987 What a Girl Next Door Could Do 42
1990 How 'Bout Us 69 Atlantic


Year Single Peak
US Country
1986 "Love Will Get You Through Times of No Money" 14 The Girls Next Door
"Slow Boat to China" 8
"Baby I Want It" 26
1987 "Walk Me in the Rain" 28
"What a Girl Next Door Could Do" 43 What a Girl Next Door Could Do
"Easy to Find" 57
1988 "Love and Other Fairy Tales" 73 N/A
1989 "He's Gotta Have Me" 54 How 'Bout Us
1990 "Maybe You Wouldn't Be Missin' Me Tonight"[4]
"How 'Bout Us" 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Single Director
1986 "Slow Boat to China"
"Baby I Want It"[5] Coke Sams


  1. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Girls Next Door biography". Allmusic. Retrieved May 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Girls Next Door". People. September 22, 1986. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Girls Next Door in concert". Ada News. May 27, 2011. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. March 31, 1990. 
  5. ^ "New Videoclips" (PDF). Billboard. November 1, 1986.