Carly Simon / Chic ‎– Why

Mirage (2) ‎– DM 4831
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


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Produced, Arranged and Conducted for The CHIC Organization Ltd.
Pub., Chic Music, Inc., BMI
All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
From Mirage LP WTG 19353 - "Soup For One"
℗ 1982 Mirage Records Inc.
Dist. by Atlantic Recording Corp., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. (W® logo) A Warner Communications Company

Comes in generic 1980 Atlantic, Atco, Cotillion & Custom Labels 33 1/3 RPM sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Center Label): ST-DM-41604-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Center Label): ST-DM-41605-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): ST-DM-41604-1 MASTERDISK RL 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): ST-DM-41605-1 SP 1-1

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 79300 Carly Simon / Chic Carly Simon / Chic - Why(7", Single) WEA K 79300 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
WEA 79 299 Carly Simon Why(7", Single) WEA WEA 79 299 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
79299 Carly Simon / Chic Carly Simon / Chic - Why(7", Single) WEA, Mirage (2) 79299 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
K 79300T, K79300T Carly Simon Why (Extended Version)(12", Single) WEA, Mirage (2) K 79300T, K79300T UK 1982 Sell This Version
WEA 79.299-, WEA-79.299 Carly Simon / Chic Carly Simon / Chic - Why(7", Single) WEA, Mirage (2), WEA, Mirage (2) WEA 79.299-, WEA-79.299 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version


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January 15, 2019
I once bawled my eyes out to this song at an after-party, sitting on a living room carpet at one o'clock in the afternoon with the sun creeping through the curtains after a bottle of wine and far too many chemicals. I was completely inconsolable for a good five minutes. And you know what? I wasn't even upset about anything. I'd simply been floored by the painful mellow beauty of this song. The Chic boys made some absolute heart-stoppers in their time, and the 12" cut of Why is right up there with the very best of them.


August 11, 2012

Great song, terrific vibe. Massively sampled in a few of the 12" remixes of A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum" in 1990.