Album: Quinella (1981)
Charted: 29
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  • The sun just went behind a cloud again
    Down crowded streets he walks alone
    He's a stranger out of place
    A number not a face
    And all day long, all day long

    He's feelin' like an alien
    Feelin' like he don't belong
    Have mercy, cried the alien
    Help him find his way back home
    The feelin' that he feels he can't explain
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, they're all the same
    He's lost and all alone
    A heart without a home
    Standin like a statue in the rain

    Now, now and then we all are aliens
    Feelin' like we don't belong
    Have mercy, cried the alien
    Help him find his way back home
    Feelin' like an alien
    he's feelin' like he don't belong
    Have mercy, cried the alien
    Help him find his way
    Help him find his way Writer/s: BUDDY BUIE, RANDY LEWIS, STEVE MCRAY
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
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Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 23rd 1981, "Alien" by the Atlanta Rhythm Section entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and on October 18th, 1981 it peaked at #29 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #16 on Billboard's Adult contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1974 and 1981 the Doraville*, GA sextet had fourteen Top 100 records; their two biggest hits both peaked at #7, "So In To You" for 3 weeks on April 24th,1977 and "Imaginary Lover" for 1 week on May 28th, 1978...
    *Doraville, GA is a small town about 15 miles northeast of Atlanta.
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