Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Boy Meets Girl – Oh Girl (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 5th, 2014


Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on September 7, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

Boy Meets Girl is an American pop music duo consisting of keyboardist and vocalist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam. They are perhaps best known for their hit song “Waiting For a Star to Fall” from 1988. As songwriters, the duo composed a pair of #1 hits for Whitney Houston, “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Someone (Who Loves Me)”. They also provided backing vocals on “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams.

The duo’s first album was self-titled, and its lead-off song, “Oh Girl”, a bitter tale of a failed relationship was released as a single by A&M Records. The song reached #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on June 4, 1985.

Oh Girl (Specially Remixed Version) 6:07
Remix [Assistant] – “Hutch” Hutchison
Remix – George Merrill

Oh Girl (Album Version) 4:18

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Oh Girl U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #39


Label: A&M Records – SP-17316
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Tom Werman
Written-By – George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam

Promotional Copy Not For Sale
Original version appears on the album “BOY MEETS GIRL”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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15 Responses to “Boy Meets Girl – Oh Girl (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    A new one for me, don’t know this one! look forward to listening..

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you enhoy it Ex15 🙂


  2. Stefano Says:

    How I love all those re-rips! Just GREAT. And I can scrap another one from my list. Thank you Paul, I really do appreciate the re-rip posts you offered us these last weeks. Superb.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂


  3. Sean (D.J. Pegasus) Says:

    Awesome. This is new to me as well.

    Please tell us you’re going to do “Waiting For a Star to Fall” as well! All of the versions I’ve bought on CD or download are dynamically compressed to hell, so it seems the only way to get a version with all of the dynamics is via a quality vinyl capture. Here’s hoping!

    As usual, great work, Paul. Thank you soooo much for enriching our lives with this music. For the ones I keep, I’m sure to purchase a copy from traditional channels so licenses are paid to the respective artists/labels.


    ex15 Reply:

    I hate the modern day compression/loudness, I can’t get enough of the 12″ discs or the albums for that matter..


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Unfortunately Sean to my knowledge there was never a 12″ extended remix so I do not have it.


  4. Jeff Says:

    Paul, here’s to popping the cork of Champagne to you for all of your hard work. Like Stefano said above it’s so great having these re-rips of your older posts. When I first discovered BTG, a lot of the tracks I clicked on were unavailable, so these new “remasters” are such a welcome gift from you. You are so sweet and generous Paul. I love your fans too as they appreciate all the hard work you do as well. Oh, and by-the-way, do you ever sleep? You are like a machine with the biggest heart around!! I value your contribution so much and all the tireless work you do daily. Gosh, I will always be in awe of you. I would have loved clubbing with you as Jock back in the day. I bet your DJ sets were fierce!!! Your tastes are exquisite and so varied. You rock Paul. Unbelievable are you.

    In “Gratitude” forever!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff for your continued praises. When I get feedback like yours it makes all of the time spent well worth iy. Yeah I sleep occasionally lol.


  5. Gilbert Says:

    Thanks for this one. I remember growing up in the Philippines and there was a track being played on the radio called Be My Baby. I thought it was released as a single because it was so catchy. I think it’s from their debut album. I will listen to this one. Thanks for all you do Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Gilbert. Enjoy 🙂


  6. ric Says:

    BMG on BTG! Nice!
    I love your re-rips, and I think you do too, because you sound like a really proud parent when introducing your re-rips posts. LOL!
    This was my introduction to BMG in 1985, thanks to their chart entry in the American Top 40. Only a minor hit then, I never expected them to achieve the success with those Whitney #1s and their own Top 5 by the end of the decade!
    Thanks Paul!


  7. johnny Says:

    thanks pault, like all posts,and….please upload
    El DeBarge With DeBarge ‎– The Heart Is Not So Smart
    Vinyl, 12″ A1
    The Heart Is Not So Smart (Club Mix)
    The Heart Is Not So Smart (Dub Mix)
    You Wear It Well (Dub Mix)
    Share My World
    know is rare, buy hope you have it, bye…


  8. Dennis Says:

    Paul, thank you for sharing this music on BTG. Never heard of this track until now, and what a gem by Boy Meets Girl.


  9. opus Says:

    Thank you


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