That's What Girls Are Made For

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"That's What Girls Are Made For"
Single by The Spinners
from the album The Spinners: Their Early Years & The Original Spinners
B-side "Heebie Jeebies"
Released August, 1961
Recorded May, 1961, Tri-Phi Studios,
Detroit, Michigan
Genre Doo-wop, R&B
Length 2:52
Label Tri-Phi Records
TP 1001
Writer(s) Harvey Fuqua
Gwen Gordy Fuqua
Producer(s) Harvey Fuqua
The Spinners singles chronology
--- "That's What Girls Are Made For"
"Love (I'm So Glad I Found You)"

"That's What Girls Are Made For" is the debuting single for the American R&B/Soul vocal group The Spinners, released on Harvey Fuqua's Tri-Phi Records label in 1961.

The single featured most of the original members of the group including original lead singer Bobby Smith and featured a very young Marvin Gaye playing drums. Harvey Fuqua and his then-girlfriend Gwen Gordy made the song simply for them to record.

Released nationally on Tri-Phi, the song reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and number 5 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, starting a long successful run for the group, who later found success with neighboring Detroit label Motown Records in the mid-1960s and Philadelphia soul-based records with Atlantic Records in the 1970s.[2][3]


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart 27
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 5


  1. ^ Carolina Beach Music
  2. ^ "US Charts > The Spinners". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2010). Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010: 6th Edition. Record Research. 
  4. ^ "Bobby Smith, lead singer of The Spinners, dies". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-06-09.