|"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)"|
|Single by The Delfonics|
|from the album The Delfonics|
|"Down Is Up, Up Is Down"|
|Thom Bell, William Hart|
|The Delfonics singles chronology|
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" is a song co-written by record producer Thom Bell and William Hart, lead singer of the American R&B/Soul vocal group The Delfonics. It was released by the group in 1969 on the Philly Groove record label and is regarded as a classic, winning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. Considered one of the most notable early Philly soul singles and typical of the genre, "Didn't I" is a slow love ballad, with layered strings, horns, and chromatic production. Among the Delfonics' signature songs, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" was a #3 hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and #10 on the Billboard pop chart in 1970. Overseas the song peaked at and #22 on the UK Singles Chart in 1971.
The song has been extensively covered since 1970, with versions by Aretha Franklin (from Young, Gifted and Black in 1971), brothers David and Jimmy Ruffin, Lisa Fischer, Regina Belle, Jackie Jackson, Millie Jackson (her version peaked #49 in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart,)The Trammps, Maxine Nightingale and Patti LaBelle. The song was also featured as a song that actually drives the plot in the motion picture Jackie Brown (Max hears the LP vinyl version for the first time at Jackie's house and they talk about the Delfonics as he gets to know her, then later he buys the cassette version) and was included in its soundtrack. Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren covered this song in Episode 40 of Live From Daryl's House.
|"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)"|
|Single by New Kids on the Block|
|from the album New Kids on the Block|
|Released||August 11, 1989|
|Thom Bell, William Hart|
|New Kids on the Block singles chronology|
A pop version by New Kids on the Block was featured on the group's 1986 self-titled debut album. The song was later released as a stand-alone single during the group's Hangin' Tough era in an attempt to heighten the profile of the album it was from. Their cover of the song, slightly re-titled "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)", peaked at number eight on both the US and UK pop charts; in the US, in October 1989; in the UK, a year later in October 1990 as a double A-side with "Let's Try It Again".
Europe 12" vinyl
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||17|
|US Billboard Hot 100||8|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||34|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||12|
|US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart||7|