Use ta Be My Girl

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"Use ta Be My Girl"
Use ta Be My Girl - O'Jays.jpg
Single by The O'Jays
from the album So Full of Love
B-side "This Time Baby"
Released March 1978
Format 7"
Genre R&B, Philly Soul, Disco
Length 3:23 (7")
4:05 (album)
Label Philadelphia International
Writer(s) Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Producer(s) Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
The O'Jays singles chronology
"Work on Me"
"Use ta Be My Girl"

"Use ta Be My Girl" is a song by R&B vocal group The O'Jays. Released from their hit 1978 album, So Full of Love, it became a huge crossover hit. The song spent five weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart. It also peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] "Use ta Be My Girl" became one of their biggest and most familiar hits by The O'Jays. The song has also been certified by the RIAA as a Million-Seller.[2]

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 438. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  5. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 1978-10-15. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  7. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1978 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 1978-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Old-Charts". Old-Charts. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-03. 

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Preceded by
"Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)" by The Isley Brothers
Billboard's Hot Soul number one single
May 27 - June 24, 1978
Succeeded by
"Stuff Like That" by Quincy Jones