Special Girl (song)

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"Special Girl"
America Special Girl Single.jpg
Single by America
from the album Perspective
B-side "Unconditional Love"
Released September 1984
Genre Rock
Length 3:47
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Eddie Schwartz, David Tyson
Producer(s) Richie Zito
America singles chronology
"The Last Unicorn"
(1984)
"Special Girl"
(1984)
"Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullaby"
(1984)
"The Last Unicorn"
(1984)
"Special Girl"
(1984)
"Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullaby"
(1984)

"Special Girl" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter/guitarist Eddie Schwartz in collaboration with songwriter/producer and fellow Canadian David Tyson. It first appeared on Schwartz' 1983/84 album, Public Life, and was released as a single with an accompanying music video.[1]

Later the same year, the band America recorded a version, releasing it as a single from their 1984 album Perspective. This version cracked the top 20 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States, reaching #15. It also reached #106 on the Billboard chart.[2]

The tune was also covered by Meat Loaf on his 1986 album, Blind Before I Stop.

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Charts[edit]

Chart (1984 America Release) Peak
position
US Billboard Easy Listening 15
US Billboard Hot 100 106

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