The Other Woman

Album: The Other Woman (1982)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • Ray Parker, Jr. scored musical gold again with this song, which is about infidelity. Here, his seemingly good marriage is compromised when he meets a woman who attracts him like no one else before ("my life was fine, till she blew my mind"). Failing marriages and relationships were a recurring theme in Parker's songs during that time - check out "Jack and Jill." >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This video was notable for featuring Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero before her main claim to fame as the female lead opposite Prince in the film Purple Rain. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Faundell - Brooklyn, NJ

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 14th 1982, "The Other Woman" by Ray Parker, Jr. entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; and twelve weeks later June 6th, 1982 it peaked #4 {for 2 weeks} and spent 21 weeks on the Top 100...
    Before peaking at #4 it had spent three weeks at #5 on the Top 100...
    And on August 30th, 1982 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on the Australian Kent Music Report chart; and #2 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1982 and 1990, as a solo artist, he had ten Top 100 records; two made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Ghostbusters" for three weeks in August 5th, 1984...
    Prior to going solo he was a member of Raydio, and from 1978 to 1981 the group had five Top 100 records, with three of them making the Top 10...
    Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. will celebrate his 61st birthday in less than two months on May 1st {2015}.
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