Slow Hand (3:46)

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Slow Hand is a ballad written by John Bettis and Michael Clark and recorded by The Pointer Sisters. It was first released in the spring of 1981 as the advance single for Black & White.

Although its sultry style recalls the Pointer Sisters’ first Top Ten hit: the 1978 #2 hit “Fire”, “Slow Hand” was not written for the group; in fact John Bettis would state “the Pointer Sisters were the furthest from minds. ” Like “Fire” - which also featured Anita Pointer on lead - “Slow Hand” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, behind “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. “Slow Hand” reached that position in August 1981 when it also reached #7 on the R&B chart. The Pointer Sisters’ best Hot 100 showing would remain #2 throughout their career.

“Slow Hand” also afforded the Pointer Sisters international success, including the first appearance by the group in the UK Top 30 with a #10 peak. The track was ranked in the top 25 best singles of the year by the prestigious Village Voice jazz & pop poll, demonstrating music critics’ appreciation of the track. “Slow Hand” was not the first song recorded by the sisters to have a country feel. In 1974 the group wrote and recorded the breakthrough track Fairytale.

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  • LondonLouis

    sophisticated, sexy song. The Sisters are a great act.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Love this song !

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • IlikeOldschool

    SOUL FOR MY SOUL

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • rikrijean

    ***THANK YOU ARMIN***

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • schmidter

    very fine, Armin

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • HorstKrannich

    danke Armin !

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Looooooove!! Thanks Armin!!

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • MrsRieffers

    u n g l a u b l i c h ***** !!!!! tausend herzen !!!!!!

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • eins-zwei-3

    TOLLE lEGENDE-----

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • leinadrebuh

    eternal stuff! ;-))))))))

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • bicknor

    This song is one of Lucas Davenports' top 100 songs from the rock era........ as listed in Broken Prey. :)

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bicknor

    No wham bang thank you maam. Take time and care, and men must NOT be like mascara, and run. Trouble is, many do so........

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • paradrome

    Legend!! <33333333

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RonZol

    Excellent!

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • nitty_look

    My first had a slow hand... I know that it is greaaaat. It's best making it real slow :)

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • j41m66a69

    Nothing better than slow hands....... maybe

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • kkkurnin

    His remake, in fact, this thing called Confession and wrote her a Soviet composer Heldur Carmo in 1981, and performed this thing Anne Veski with the ensemble"MOBILE"in 1982.

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • kkkurnin

    Перепевка, на самомом деле эта вещь называеться Pihtimus и написал её Советский композитор Хельдур Кармо, а исполнила эту вещь Анне Вески с ансамблем МОБИЛЕ в 1981 году.

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • zeelacana7

    THE BEST!

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • becken32

    <3

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