The Second Time Around (Shalamar song)
|"The Second Time Around"|
|Single by Shalamar|
|from the album Big Fun|
|Released||October 12, 1979|
|Writer(s)||Leon Sylvers III, William Shelby|
|Producer(s)||Leon Sylvers III|
"The Second Time Around" is a 1979 hit by Los Angeles-based R&B group, Shalamar. The song is the first single from their album, Big Fun. The single went to number one on the soul chart and was their most successful hit on the Hot 100 pop chart, reaching number eight in early 1980. "The Second Time Around" also went to number one on the disco/dance chart in January 1980. The song was produced by Leon Sylvers III, who cowrote the song with William Shelby.
In 1980, the band made a promotion of "The Second Time Around" for the radio station KJR in Seattle, called "The Sonics Came to Play," dedicated to the Seattle SuperSonics who had won the NBA Championship the previous year.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||8|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard US Dance||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 520.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 231.
- White, Adam; Bronson, Fred (1993). The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits. Billboard Books:Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. p. 267.
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