Who's Holding Donna Now

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Who's Holding Donna Now"
Who's Holding Donna Now.jpg
Single by DeBarge
from the album Rhythm of the Night
Released April 15, 1985
Format 7" single
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B, pop

4:28 (album version)

4:06 (single version)
Label Gordy
Songwriter(s) David Foster
Jay Graydon
Randy Goodrum
Producer(s) Jay Graydon
DeBarge singles chronology
"Rhythm of the Night"
"Who's Holding Donna Now"
"You Wear It Well"

"Who's Holding Donna Now" is a 1985 hit single recorded by DeBarge for the Gordy label. It was their second consecutive top ten U.S. hit after the release of "Rhythm of the Night".

After recording the successful dance single, the group returned to their more comfortable standard of ballads. Relying on an outside producer, outside songwriters, and background vocalists, Richard Page and Steve George, this song was recorded and released as the second single from their fourth album, Rhythm of the Night.

The song reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, spent four weeks at number two on the R&B chart, and became their third song to top the U.S. adult contemporary chart.

The song appeared in a late 1985 episode of the daytime soap opera All My Children.


Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report) 57
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[1] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 29
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 44
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[4] 83
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 6
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[5] 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[5] 2


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canadian peak
  2. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Debarge – Who's Holding Donna Now". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  5. ^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 297.

External links[edit]