Sophia George

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Sophia George (born 21 February 1964, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican singer. She is best known for her 1985 hit "Girlie Girlie", which reached number one in Jamaica, topping the RJR chart for 11 weeks, and was also a Top-10 hit in the UK.[1][2] Her other Jamaican hits include "Lazy Body", "It Burn Mi Belly", and the duet "Ain't No Meaning"; all four songs appeared on her ten-song 1986 album, Fresh.

"Girlie Girlie" was written by Sangie Davis.[3][4] At the time of its release, George was working as a teacher of deaf children.[1] In the UK, George remains a one-hit wonder based on that song. The track was used as title music on Going Overboard, a movie featuring Adam Sandler.

A compilation album, Girlie Girlie: The Best of Sophia George, was released on Trojan Records.

George married her manager Ronald Chung and in the mid-1990s they relocated to Miami, later settling in Los Angeles.[1] George is the mother of Patrick Chung (born 19 August 1987), an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.[1] Chung played his college football at Oregon.

Discography[edit]

  • Fresh (1986), Winner
  • For Everyone (1991), Pow Wow
  • Steppin' Out (1994), Pow Wow
  • Girlie Again (1995), Red Arrow
  • Sexy Dumb Dumb (1995), Pow Wow
  • Girlie Girlie (2001), Wesgram, Sire/Warner Bros. (USA)[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jackson, Kevin (2015) "Three decades of Girlie Girlie", Jamaica Observer, 17 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 225. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene. "Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Sophia George". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-09-23.