He's So Shy

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"He's So Shy" is a song by the American vocal group Pointer Sisters from their seventh studio album, Special Things (1980). Written, originally as "She's So Shy" and intended for Leo Sayer, in December 1979 by Tom Snow and Cynthia Weil, "He's So Shy" was released as the lead single from Special Things on July 23, 1980 through the Planet label.

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"He's So Shy"
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Single by Pointer Sisters
from the album Special Things
B-side"Movin' On"
ReleasedJuly 23, 1980 (1980-07-23)
Recorded1980
StudioStudio 55 (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length3:37
LabelPlanet
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Richard Perry
Pointer Sisters singles chronology
"Who Do You Love"
(1979)
"He's So Shy"
(1980)
"Could I Be Dreaming"
(1980)
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The song's fusion of classic girl group pop, new wave-styled dance music and R&B proved the right combination to effect a Top 10 comeback for the group, reaching position number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 in October 1980 (it would hold that position during the same three weeks that Barbra Streisand's "Woman in Love" held the number-one spot). "He's So Shy" set the prototype of the trademark Pointer Sisters sound which would afford the group its career peak in 1983–1984 with their Break Out album.

Record World magazine said that "June Pointer steps out on lead while an irresistible keyboard riff and snappy percussion drive this hit."[1]

The Pointer Sisters made their music video debut with a promotional clip for "He's So Shy", described by Ruth Pointer as "a primitive affair, just the three of us dancing and lip-synching to the song inside the Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Lots of stairs and elevators, but we made it work."[2]

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