The O'Jays - Back Stabbers

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"Back Stabbers"
Single by The O'Jays
from the album Back Stabbers
B-side "Sunshine"
Released 1972
Genre R&B, Philly soul
Length 3:06
Label CBS Records
Writers Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
Producers Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
Certification Gold
The O'Jays singles chronology
"Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)"
"Back Stabbers"
"992 Arguments"


  "Back Stabbers" is a 1972 song by The O'Jays. Released from the hit album of the same name, the song spent one week at #1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart in the United States. It was also successful on the pop charts, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in October 1972. It was inspired by an earlier hit with a similar theme, The Undisputed Truth's "Smiling Faces Sometimes", the chorus of which is quoted at the end of the song. It was part of the soundtrack for the 1977 movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar.



The O'Jays - Back Stabbers / Sunshine

U.K. CBS 8270 (1972)

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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