Listen to The Chi-Lites’ ‘Oh Girl’ from The Man Who Fell to Earth, Season 1, Ep. 8

American R&B/soul vocal group The Chi-Lites’ ‘Oh Girl‘ was played on the soundtrack of The Man Who Fell to Earth this week — The Man Who Fell to Earth, Season 1, Episode 8, “The Pretty Things are Going to Hell“.

40 years after its release, ‘Oh Girl‘ is still one of the most recognizable of The Chi-Lites’ releases.

The track came out as a single in 1972, and was then featured on their album A Lonely Man, which was released in 1972 via the Brunswick Records label.

The song was written from the perspective of a man in a relationship who knows it isn’t going well, and is likely to collapse in the not too distant future.

The Chi-Lites’ ‘Oh Girl‘ was the first single the group released to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The track also charted high in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

In 1990, ‘Oh Girl‘ also got a cool cover release from British singer songwriter Paul Young that charted as high as The Chi-Lites’ original version, proving a superb song will always have legs.

Even almost 20 years after its release.

Listen to The Chi-Lites’ ‘Oh Girl‘ from last night’s The Man Who Fell to Earth on the group’s Hit Highlights from The Chi-Lites album, and in the video of one of their lovely live performances of the song.

The Man who Fell to Earth is currently streaming on Showtime.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.