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
Songwriter(s) Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Sandra Sully
Producer(s) Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack singles chronology
"Secrets"
(1981) Secrets1981
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
(1982) If You Think You're Lonely Now1982
"Where Do We Go From Here"
(1982) Where Do We Go From Here1982
K-Ci Hailey singles chronology
"What About Us"
(1994) What About Us1994
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
(1995) If You Think You're Lonely Now1995
"Freek'n You"
(1995) Freek'n You1995

"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.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position[3]
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 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[5]
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 17
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 11

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Bobby Womack Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  5. ^ K-Ci Hailey Billboard singles
  6. ^ "K-Ci & JoJo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "K-Ci & JoJo Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.

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