Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

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"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
Single by The Tams
from the album Hey Girl Don't Bother Me!
A-side"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
B-side"Take Away"
Released1964 (1964)
GenreR&B, soul
Songwriter(s)Ray Whitley
The Tams singles chronology
"Silly Little Girl"
"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
"It's All Right (You're Just In Love)"
Official audio
"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" on YouTube

"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" is a popular single by American vocal group The Tams. Written by Ray Whitley, it was originally released in 1964 and reached number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the R&B chart.[1]

It later became a favourite on the Northern soul scene in the UK, belatedly reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September 1971.[2] The single was also number one on the Irish Singles Chart, for one week, the same month.[3] The group appeared on BBC's Top of the Pops with the song on eight separate occasions in 1971: August 19 and 26, September 7, 16, 23 and 30, October 7 and December 27.[4]


Chart (1971) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 87
Ireland 1
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 566.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 264–5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "The Tams - The Best of The Tams - www.timetravelrecords.co.uk". www.timetravelrecords.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "top of the pops 1971 episode guide". hardprog.pagesperso-orange.fr. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 282. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.