Impulsive (song)

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"Impulsive"
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Single by Wilson Phillips
from the album Wilson Phillips
ReleasedOctober 1, 1990 (1990-10-01)
Format7" vinyl, 12", CD, Cassette
RecordedDecember 1989 – January 1990
GenrePop
Length4:33
LabelSBK
Songwriter(s)Clif Magness, Steve Kipner
Producer(s)Glen Ballard
Wilson Phillips singles chronology
"Release Me"
(1990)
"Impulsive"
(1990)
"You're in Love"
(1991)

"Impulsive" is a song recorded by Wilson Phillips, released as the third single from their debut album Wilson Phillips. Written by Clif Magness and Steve Kipner, it was released in 1990 on SBK Records. The song reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart. It was the first single to feature Wendy Wilson as the lead vocalist. Billboard ranked the song number 99 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[1]

Track listing[edit]

US promo CD

  1. Impulsive (Single Edit) 3:53
  2. Impulsive (Album Version Edit) 4:01
  3. Impulsive (AOR Mix) 4:33
  4. Impulsive (Album Version) 4:34

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1991) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 29
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 1
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[4] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 59
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 28
Poland (LP3)[9] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 42
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 4
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[13] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[14] 32
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[15] 50
Chart (1991) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Wilson Phillips – Impulsive" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9136." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 9148." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Wilson Phillips – Impulsive". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 3, 1991" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Wilson Phillips – Impulsive" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Wilson Phillips – Impulsive". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Notowanie nr467" (in Polish). LP3. February 1, 1991. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Wilson Phillips – Impulsive". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "Wilson Phillips Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "Wilson Phillips Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1990". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1990". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  16. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1991". Archived from the original on July 7, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2009.