Why don’t you stop and look me over (“Am I the Same Girl”)

On Oct. 24, 1992, after seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Swing Out Sister’s “Am I the Same Girl” peaked at #45 on the US pop singles chart (it would, however, reach #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart). The song was from the group’s third LP Get in Touch with Yourself.

Originally a trio, after their second album, Swing Out Sister was reduced to a core duo—Andy Connell on keyboards and Corinne Drewery as chief lyricist and vocalist.

“Am I the Same Girl” was originally a hit single for Barbara Acklin in 1968. The song has been covered by artists throughout the years, most notably a 1969 version by Dusty Springfield (of whom Drewery said she’s a big fan). Oddly enough, the producer of Acklin’s single, dropped her vocals from the recording, added a piano soloist, and released the song later in 1968 as an instrumental, “Soulful Strut” under the name Young-Holt Unlimited.


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