Only the Lonely (The Motels song)

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"Only the Lonely"
Only the Lonely - The Motels.jpg
Single by The Motels
from the album All Four One
B-side"Change My Mind"
ReleasedApril 1982
Format7" single
GenreNew wave
Length3:16
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Martha Davis
Producer(s)Val Garay
The Motels singles chronology
"Mission of Mercy"
(1982)
"Only the Lonely"
(1982)
"Take the L"
(1982)

"Only the Lonely" is a song by American new wave band The Motels. It was released in 1982 as the first single from their third studio album All Four One. Propelled by a popular music video, it debuted at number 90 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 24, 1982. It would ultimately climb to number 9 on July 17 of that year where it spent four weeks in that position. On the U.S. Cash Box Top 100, it performed slightly better, peaking at number 8 for two weeks.

Track listing[edit]

US 7" single
  1. "Only the Lonely" - 3:16
  2. "Change My Mind" - 3:21

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ "Charts.nz – The Motels – Only The Lonely". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Motels Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Motels Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Motels Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles – Week ending July 31, 1982". Cash Box Magazine. July 31, 1982. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1982/Top 100 Songs of 1982". Music Outfitters. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles,". Cash Box. December 31, 1982. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2017.