If You Think You're Lonely Now

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"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
Single by Bobby Womack
from the album The Poet
Released 1982
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Soul, R&B [1]
Length 5:30
Label Beverly Glen Music
Writer(s) Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Sandra Sully
Producer(s) Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack chronology
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
"Where Do We Go From Here"
K-Ci Hailey chronology
"What About Us"
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
"Freek'n You"

"If You Think You're Lonely Now" is a song recorded and released as a single by American soul singer-songwriter Bobby Womack in 1982. It was released from his album The Poet. The single reached number three for four weeks on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[2] This is significant because Womack released the song during a time when R&B was on a down slope and the charts were largely dominated by dance music.


Chart (1982) Peak
position [3]
Billboard Hot Soul Singles 3

K-Ci Hailey Version[edit]

The song was later revised in 1994 by K-Ci Hailey, which is featured on the soundtrack to the film, Jason's Lyric. K-Ci's version was a pop hit, which peaked to number seventeen on Billboard's Hot 100 and eleven on Hot R&B Singles charts. The song's main hook is also invoked by Mariah Carey in her song "We Belong Together".

Chart (1995) Peak
position [4]
Billboard Hot 100 17
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 11


  1. ^ Gallery: Bobby Womack - "If You Think You're Lonely Now" Rolling Stone
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 634. 
  3. ^ Billboard singles
  4. ^ K-Ci Hailey Billboard singles

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