Automatic (Pointer Sisters song)

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"Automatic" is a song recorded by American vocal group the Pointer Sisters for their tenth studio album Break Out (1983). The song was released by the Planet label on January 13, 1984 as the second single from the album. It was written by Brock Walsh and Mark Goldenberg.

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"Automatic"
Automatic45.jpg
Single by The Pointer Sisters
from the album Break Out
B-side"Nightline"
ReleasedJanuary 13, 1984
Recorded1983
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length4:48
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Richard Perry
The Pointer Sisters singles chronology
"I Need You"
(1983)
"Automatic"
(1984)
"Jump (For My Love)"
(1984)
Music video
"Automatic" at TopPop on YouTube
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"Automatic" reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became one of their signature songs. Eventually, three other singles from Break Out reached the top-ten on the Hot 100 consecutively. Billboard named the song number 94 on their list of "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time".[2]

"Automatic" was the group's first Top 40 hit to feature Ruth Pointer's distinctive contralto on lead.

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