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"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" is a 1970 single by The Delfonics, produced by Thom Bell and released on the Bell record label. The recording is considered one of the most notable early Philly soul singles to be released and is regarded as a classic, winning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. Typical of the genre, "Didn't I" is a slow love ballad, with layered strings, horns, and chromatic production. Among The Delfonics' signature songs, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" was a number-three hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, a number 10 hit on the Billboard pop chart in 1970, and a number 22 U.K. pop chart hit in 1971.

The song has been extensively covered since 1970, with versions by Aretha Franklin, Regina Belle, Jackie Jackson, Millie Jackson, The Trammps, Maxine Nightingale and Patti LaBelle. The song was also featured in the motion picture Jackie Brown and was included in its soundtrack.

New Kids On The Block Cover

A pop version by New Kids on the Block was featured on the group's 1986 self-titled debut album. Their cover of the song, titled "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)", peaked at number eight on both the US and UK pop charts.

Track listing

Europe Vinyl, 12"[1]

  • A Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) 4:24
  • B New Kids On The Block (Rap) 3:20

Charts (New Kids On the Block version)

Chart (1989–1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 34
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 12
UK Singles Chart 8




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