Who's Holding Donna Now
|"Who's Holding Donna Now"|
|Single by DeBarge|
|from the album Rhythm of the Night|
|Released||May 14, 1985|
|Recorded||1984; Garden Rake (Studio City, Los Angeles)|
|Length||4:28 (album version)|
4:06 (single version)
|DeBarge singles chronology|
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 on August 9, 1985 and spent four weeks at number two on the R&B chart on July 26, 1985. It also became DeBarge's third song to top the Billboard Adult Contemporary listing on July 19, 1985.
The song appeared in a late 1985 episode of the daytime soap opera All My Children.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||57|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||9|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||44|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||83|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Hot Black Singles||2|
|Year-end chart (1985)||Rank|
|US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)||85|
- Lead vocals: El DeBarge
- Background vocals: Richard Page and Steve George
- Producer: Jay Graydon
- Synthesizers: Steve Porcaro, Jay Graydon, Robbie Buchanan
- Synthesizers, Piano: David Foster
- Drums: Carlos Vega
- Bass: Abraham Laboriel, Sr.
- Canadian peak
- "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Charts.nz – Debarge – Who's Holding Donna Now". Top 40 Singles.
- Official Charts Company info OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 297.
- "1985 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 97 no. 52. December 28, 1985. p. T-21.