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"
(1971)
"Oh Girl"
(1972)
"The Coldest Days of My Life"
(1972)
"Have You Seen Her"
(1971)
"Oh Girl"
(1972)
"The Coldest Days of My Life"
(1972)

"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]

Personnel[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]

References[edit]

  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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