Gruppo Sportivo ‎– Hey Girl

Ariola ‎– 100052
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single


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℗ 1978, Ariola Benelux B.V.

Ariola-Benelux B.V. Haarlem.
Made in Holland

New album: Back To 78
LP 26472 XOT MC 58210 GT

Most probably a CBS, Haarlem pressing (the cooperation of EMI and CBS in cutting/pressing releases for Ariola Benelux B.V. is evident for 1978/1979 in many examples). Fonts in the centre label layout, label size, centre hole immersion and the typical stiff matte textured sleeve paper indicate a CBS, Haarlem product either. However, the Haarlem galvanization stamp which is necessary for secure identification is missing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 100052-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 100052-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): 100052-A // 38243-1-Y [glyph.]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): 100052-B // 38244-1-Y [glyph.]

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
100 052, 100 052-100 Gruppo Sportivo Hey Girl(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola 100 052, 100 052-100 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
S EPC 6767 Gruppo Sportivo Hey Girl(7", Promo) Epic S EPC 6767 UK 1978 Sell This Version
S EPC 6767 Gruppo Sportivo Hey Girl(7") Epic S EPC 6767 UK 1978 Sell This Version



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February 14, 2008
edited over 9 years ago
"Hey Girl" was one of Gruppo Sportivo's highest-ever hitting singles taken from the album Gruppo Sportivo - Back To 78. Although the album contains many songs artistically superior, "Hey Girl" had hit-potential; probably mainly due to the lyrics relating so well to male AND female adolescent concern in a funny, introspective manner:

`She said: "Sorry, but its over"... You can't stay with me no more.`

`You gotta give me one more chance... I've got a rocket in my pants... I want... someone like you.`

Despite the fact that Hans Vandenburg has composed far more interesting material —shallow as it is— this song is quite intelligently written, both musically and lyrically; generating an energy that easily survived 30 years and probably will for ever... providing Rock & Roll & Ska are the roots of popular music and people appreciate silly word-benders like:

`She said: "Your nose is running honey". I said: "Sorry, but it's not."`

Hey-ho Silver!