Who's Holding Donna Now

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"Who's Holding Donna Now"
Who's Holding Donna Now.jpg
Single by DeBarge
from the album Rhythm of the Night
ReleasedMay 14, 1985 (1985-05-14)[1]
Format
Recorded1984; Garden Rake (Studio City, Los Angeles)
GenreR&B
Length4:28 (album version)
4:06 (single version)
LabelGordy
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jay Graydon
DeBarge singles chronology
"Rhythm of the Night"
(1985)
"Who's Holding Donna Now"
(1985)
"You Wear It Well"
(1985)

"Who's Holding Donna Now" is a 1985 hit single recorded by DeBarge for the Gordy label. It was their second consecutive Top 10 Pop hit in the U. S. after the release of "Rhythm of the Night".

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.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 57
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 29
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 44
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5] 83
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 6
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[6] 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[6] 2
Year-end chart (1985) Rank
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)[7] 85

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.45cat.com/record/1793gf
  2. ^ Canadian peak
  3. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Charts.nz – Debarge – Who's Holding Donna Now". Top 40 Singles.
  5. ^ Official Charts Company info OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  6. ^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 297.
  7. ^ "1985 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 97 no. 52. December 28, 1985. p. T-21.

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