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Single by Teena Marie
from the album Starchild
Released October 1984 (U.S.)
Genre Dance-pop,[1] blue-eyed soul, R&B[2]
Length 4:54
Label Epic
Writer(s) Teena Marie
Producer(s) Teena Marie
Teena Marie singles chronology
"Dear Lover"

"Lovergirl" is the first single from Teena Marie's 1984 album, Starchild. The song became Marie's biggest hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. She wrote and produced the song.

Cover versions[edit]

In 2010, Sy Smith performed the song as tribute to the late singer during her Sy Smith & Mark de Clive-Lowe Tour. She later recorded her own interpretation of the song titled "Teena (Lovergirl Syberized)", which appears on her fourth album "Fast and Curious". On August 11 2016, the drag performer and singer Rhea Litré released a cover of the song as well.


Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1985) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 76
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 4
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 9
US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs[6] 6


  1. ^ Breihan, Tom (December 26, 2010). "Teena Marie R.I.P.". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "34. Teena Marie "I'm Still in Love" (2004) - The Best R&B Songs by White Singers in the 2000s". Complex. August 28, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Teena Marie - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Teena Marie Album & Song Chart History.Billboard Hot 100
  5. ^ Teena Marie Album & Song Chart History Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
  6. ^ Teena Marie Album & Song Chart History Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs

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