The A Side:
The Smurf 6:05
The B Side:
I Need Love 5:15
“The Smurf” was a popular dance in the 80s that was popularized in song by numerous R&B and rap artists. Tyrone Brunson’s first single from his 1983 ‘Sticky Situation’ LP capitalizes on the fad with his electro instrumental take on the dance. It would be the highest charting single of his career.
A personal recollection I have of this song is an all in one stereo system that I got for Christmas in 1982. It came from JCPenney and had a turntable, radio and a cassette player/recorder built in to one unit with external speakers. I thought it was the most awesome thing ever built. “The Smurf” is the first song I played on that stereo and I always remember that stereo every time I hear this song. Yeah, most people remember old boyfriends or girlfriends, I remember stereos… LOL.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||11/13/82||14||18|
Label: Epic Records
Catalog#: EPC A13 3024
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
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