BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #260: “GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL”- DONNY OSMOND – SEPTEMBER 11, 1971

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Billboard #1 Hits: #260: ” Go Away Little Girl”- Donny Osmond. September 11, 1971. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Go Away Little Girl”- Donny Osmond
  • Record Company-MGM
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop
  • Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • Time: 2:42
  • B-side:”The Wild Rover [Time To Ride}
  • Album-To You With Love, Donny
  • Grade: F
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Back in February 1971 satanic bubblegum music pioneers -The Osmonds had their first hit a #1 for 5 weeks “One Bad Apple”- now its Donny Osmond as a solo artist and it spent 3 weeks at #1. Steve Lawrence took this song to #1 back in 1963 for a couple weeks. It would thankfully be the final time anything by an Osmond would stink up the charts.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #260: “GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL”- DONNY OSMOND – SEPTEMBER 11, 1971

    • Yes how did THAT happen? A lot of 12-13 year old girls had expendable money to buy singles is my only guess- and they all got this one.

    • Hans, there’s also the fact that Carole King wrote it, and she was at her commercial peak at the time.

    • She had the #1 hit of her own- and then James Taylor had a #1 with one of her songs- and Donny dug back into the Goffin- King catalog for this one. Not that I think much of this song but even her lesser work- was very commercial.

  1. I should have covered Down By The Lazy River…it would have been a double shot of the mighty Osmonds.

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