Billboard #1 Hits: #272: ” Oh Girl”- The Chi-Lites. May 27, 1972. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Oh Girl”- The Chi-Lites
  • Record Company- Brunswick
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Eugene Record
  • Time: 3:43
  • B-side:”Being In Love”
  • Album- A Lonely Man
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #14 in UK Singles Chart.

The incredible run of #1 hits in 1972 continues- every #1 hit in 1972 so far- there have been seven- I have graded as an A or better. The Chi-Lites were an R&B soul vocal quartet out of Chicago. ‘Oh Girl” was their third Top 40 hit- and second Top 10- following “Have You Seen Her” #3 in 1971. Eugene Record of The Chi-Lites not only wrote but produced the single. In 1990 Paul Young took the song to #8 on the charts.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #272: ” OH GIRL”- THE CHI-LITES – MAY 27, 1972

  1. Sweet soul music. The Chi-Lites actually are still around, and I saw them once open air in a summer-in-the-park-type concert, which are very popular in my area. This must have been 8 years ago or so. My son was still a lot smaller.

    ‘Wow,’ is all I can say! These elderly gentlemen, who each wore orange color suits and hats, were absolutely killing it with their beautiful voices. And synchronized moves – old school, but in a great way!

    And after the show, they stuck around. I bought a CD, and my son had the courage to walk up to one of them to have it autographed. They were very sweet to him and so humble – a beautiful memory!

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