Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
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Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)"
Single by The Delfonics
from the album The Delfonics
"Down Is Up, Up Is Down"
ReleasedDecember 1969
Format7" single
RecordedNovember 1969
GenreSoul, pop
LabelPhilly Groove
Thom Bell, William Hart
Thom Bell
The Delfonics singles chronology
"You Got Yours and I'll Get Mine"
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)"
"Trying to Make a Fool of Me"

"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.[1] 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,)[2]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.

New Kids on the Block cover

"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album New Kids on the Block
ReleasedAugust 11, 1989
FormatCD single
Thom Bell, William Hart
Maurice Starr
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Hangin' Tough"
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)"
"Cover Girl"

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".

Track listing

Europe 12" vinyl[1]

  • A "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" - 4:24
  • B "New Kids on the Block" - 3:20

Charts (New Kids on the Block version)

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 34
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 12
US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart[7] 7


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 153.
  2. ^ "Millie Jackson - Chart history". Archived from the original on July 28, 2016. Retrieved .CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). Billboard.com.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 6642." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/gghunt/charts/nkotb.html

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