The Other Woman (song)

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"The Other Woman"
Single by Ray Parker, Jr.
from the album The Other Woman
B-side Stay the Night
Released March 1982
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:46
Label Arista
Writer(s) Ray Parker, Jr.
Producer(s) Ray Parker, Jr.
Ray Parker, Jr. singles chronology
"The Other Woman"
"Let Me Go"

"The Other Woman" is the title track from a 1982 album by Ray Parker Jr.. It was his first hit single without his longtime group, Raydio. Released as a single in March 1982, it peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, number two on the Hot Black Singles chart,[1] number twenty-four on the dance chart,[2] and number thirty-three on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3] Overseas, it spent one week at number one on the Australian charts.


  • Ray Parker, Jr. - Drums, Bass, Guitar
  • Charles Green - Saxophone
  • Ollie E. Brown - Percussion
  • Anita Sherman, Lynn Smith - Background Vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 24
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 33
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 2
Preceded by
"Goody Two Shoes" by Adam Ant
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
30 August 1982
Succeeded by
"Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band
  • The music video for "The Other Woman"" features Apollonia Kotero as one of the dancers. She would later co-star with artist Prince in the box-office hit Purple Rain.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 449. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 199. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 189.