Oh Girl

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"Oh Girl"
Oh Girl.jpg
Single by The Chi-Lites
from the album A Lonely Man
B-side "Being in Love"
Released March 2, 1972
Format 7"
Recorded 1971
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:43 (album version)
3:16 (single edit)
Label Brunswick
B 55471
Songwriter(s) Eugene Record
Producer(s) Eugene Record
The Chi-Lites singles chronology
"Have You Seen Her"
"Oh Girl"
"The Coldest Days of My Life"
"Have You Seen Her"
"Oh Girl"
"The Coldest Days of My Life"

"Oh Girl" is a single recorded by the soul vocal group, The Chi-Lites and released on Brunswick Records in 1972. Included on the group's 1972 album A Lonely Man, "Oh Girl" centers on a relationship on the verge of break-up. The song is led by Eugene Record.

"Oh Girl" was the Chi-Lites' first and only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at that position in May 1972 for one week. The single also reached the top position of the Billboard R&B Singles chart the following month, remaining in that position for two weeks.[1] Billboard ranked it as the No. 13 song for 1972.[2] In addition, it reached number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart in July 1972.[3]

The song prominently features a harmonica.

Covers and uses in the media[edit]


  • Eugene Record - lead vocals, guitar, bass, composer, producer
  • Robert "Squirrel" Lester - vocals
  • Creadel "Red" Jones - vocals
  • Marshall Thompson - vocals, harmonica, melodica
  • Floyd Morris - piano
  • Quinton Joseph - drums
  • Tom Tom (Thomas Washington) - arranger
Personnel per Kevin Goins.[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 117. 
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 103. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Goins, Kevin. Soulful Detroit Forums Archives, May 13, 2008.

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