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"How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side)"
Single by The Pointer Sisters
from the album Steppin'
Released 1975
Genre Soul
Length 7:26
Label Blue Thumb
Writer(s) Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, David Rubinson

"How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side)" is a funk classic by American family girl group the Pointer Sisters, released as the first single from their Steppin' album in 1975. The song's mixture of funky R&B with the sisters' soulful harmonies and melodies helped make this song a standout early song in the group's catalog. The song was a huge hit for the group, reaching number twenty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming their first and only number-one single on the U.S. Hot Soul Singles chart, where it stayed for two weeks. [1].


Cover versions

The song's chorus would be sampled famously by the hip hop trio Salt-n-Pepa a decade later on their 1986 song "Chick on the Side". Moreover, Queen Latifah covered the song for her 2007 album Trav'lin' Light.

Chart positions

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1 (2)

External links

Preceded by
Your Love" by Graham Central Station
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
September 6 - September 13, 1975
Succeeded by
"It Only Takes a Minute" by Tavares


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 465.  

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