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"Bobby's Girl"
File:Bobby'sGirlBlane.jpg
Song by Marcie Blane
B-side"A Time To Dream"
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1962
GenrePop Rock
Length2:15
LabelSeville Records 45-120
Songwriter(s)Gary Klein, Henry Hoffman

"Bobby's Girl" is a song and single written by Gary Klein and Henry Hoffman and performed by American teenage singer, Marcie Blane.[1][2]

It was first released in 1962 in America. It has a spoken introduction and a backing refrain of "You're not a kid anymore" and was popular with the American teenage audience. It entered the charts in October and made the Top 10 within a month reaching 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 by December, where it stayed for four weeks only to be kept from the top of the charts by The Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" and Elvis Presley's "Return to Sender".[3] It reached 2 on the Cash Box chart staying on the charts for nineteen weeks and made Blane the top selling female singer in the US.[4]

Susan Maughan version[]

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"Bobby's Girl"
File:Bobby'sGirlMaughan.jpg
Song by Susan Maughan
B-side"Come a Little Closer"
Released1962
GenrePop Rock
Length2:15
LabelPhilips Records 326544 BF
Songwriter(s)Gary Klein, Henry Hoffman

The Susan Maughan cover version was also released in 1962, in the UK. It featured Wally Stott and his orchestra and chorus.[5] Maughan's version spent nineteen weeks on the UK's Record Retailer chart, peaking at No. 3.[6][7]

Tracey Ullman version[]

In 1983, Tracey Ullman released a version of "Bobby's Girl" on the album You Broke My Heart in 17 Places and as a single. Ullman's version reached No. 45 in Germany.[8]

References[]

  1. "Bobby's Girl". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. "Bobby's Girl". BMI Repertoire. 2006. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  3. Yesteryear's Hits. Billboard. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  4. "Marcie Blane". www.spectropop.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  5. "Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  6. "UK Official charts - Susan Maughan". www.officialscharts.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  7. "Cover details". www.whosampled.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  8. Tracey Ullman - Bobby's Girl, norwegiancharts.com. Accessed July 21, 2016.
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