Single Girl

Album: Single Girl (1966)
Charted: 15 12

Songfacts®:

  • This song stands in stark contrast to the female-empowerment anthems that emerged decades later. In "Single Girl," Sandy Posey desperately needs a "sweet loving man to lean on." It's tough being on her own: there are practical matters like paying rent, but she really needs the companionship, a "night-time love to get me through the day."
  • Although she was not a one hit wonder, "Single Girl" is by far Sandy Posey's best known recording. It was actually written by Martha Sharp (also known as Martha Sharpe, Martha Marion Sharp or simply M. Sharp).

    Her second single, Posey recorded it in Nashville on August 10, 1966. It reached #12 in the US in December 1966, and was covered by more than a dozen artists, including the song's writer, Martha Sharp, who recorded it for her 1973 album Anywoman.

    In the UK, it reached #15 in January 1967; when it was re-issued in September 1975, it went to #35.

    The original runs to just under two and a half minutes, was produced by Lionel Moman and backed by "Blue Is My Best Color." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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