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Uptown Girls – (I Know) I’m Losing You ’89 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 8th, 2017


-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“(I Know) I’m Losing You” is a song originally recorded by The Temptations in 1966.

During the 1980s, on the Dallas, Texas-based Oak Lawn Records label, the song was covered by the group Uptown Girls and transformed into an upbeat dance tune. This version achieved popularity at Dallas’ famed Starck nightclub due to early play by DJ Rick Squillante and became a standard in many U.S. nightclubs, reaching the No. 80 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.

(I Know) I’m Losing You (Ultimix Version) 7:40
(I Know) I’m Losing You (“89” Remix) 6:40

(I Know) I’m Losing You (Bonus Beats) 4:58
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Serious Sirens) 0::57

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Oak Lawn Records ‎– OLR-135
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: 1989

Remix [Special Ultimix Remix] – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale
Written-By – Grant*, Holland*, Whitfield*

120 BPM
Produced from Bits & Pieces

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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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11 Responses to “Uptown Girls – (I Know) I’m Losing You ’89 (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Whenever I see one of your postings containing something by Les and Brad, I always perk right up. I mean, the boys from Ultimix can do no wrong in my book. And this release is another living and breathing entity that showcases their talents. What a treat this 12-inch is!! I love the Oak Lawn catalog for one thing as all their releases are very, very special. It’s also great because you have given us the full 12-inch with all the cool versions by this band. Thanks so much Paul for your recommended 12-inches.

    Have a marvelous and enjoyable weekend!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Jeff Edit alert! especially track #2 I know you are gonna love it. Have a great weekend 🙂


    Jeff Reply:


    I love you so much Paul!!!!



  2. HowardNow Says:

    thank you, please upload the “long-awaited” kajagoogoo – hang on now 12″ thx bye


  3. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Probably my first encounter with this track, it’s easy to understand why it was popular in the clubs. The drum beats strongly remind me of Afrika Bambaataas Looking for the Perfect Beat. Shame the Ultimix boys didn’t elaborate more on the drum arrangement, basically is just to loops all track long, (I Know) I’m Losing You could have been a much bigger club stomper!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Davos Via 45 🙂


  4. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    I loved this song!

    It sort of came & went and was forgotten.

    I was learning keyboard at the time and picked out much of it on the synthesiser!

    The good old days …

    They were good.

    They were old.

    They were days.



  5. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Having listened to this now, I definitely only knew the Ultimix Version. It’s with the original vocal.

    I’m not sure what the 1989 Remix is but it’s NOT just a remix — it’s a different vocal — either a different person on lead or the same person singing in a VERY subdued manner.

    The original vocal on the Ultimix Version is passionate & soulful.

    The ’89 one … errr … isn’t!


    I prefer the original vocal. Give it to me with some stank on it!



  6. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    And thank you! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard 🙂


  7. Douglas Kelly Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I loved this song in the 80s. I had the 12″ of the original version (silver label, black lettering) when they were just called Uptown from around 1983. Any chance you would ever rip that version on here?



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