BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #697: ‘IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW’- SIMPLY RED -JULY 15, 1989

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Billboard #1 Hits: #697: ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’- Simply Red. July 15, 1989. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’- Simply Red
  • Record Company- Elektra
  • Genre: Blue Eyed Soul
  • Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
  • Time: 3:24
  • B-side:’Move On Out’
  • Album-A New Flame
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia and New Zealand

Originally a hit by Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes- #3 in 1972- that is still the go to version to me. Simply Red- aka Mick Hucknail was born in Manchester, England in 1963. Given the name Simply Red due to his red hair. 7 Top 100 singles with 5 making the Top 40- 2 #1’s earlier in 1986 the first was ‘Holding Back The Years.’

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