Devil Woman (Marty Robbins song)

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"Devil Woman"
Single by Marty Robbins
from the album Devil Woman
B-side "April Fool's Day"
Released June 22, 1962
Genre Country
Length 2:51
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Marty Robbins
Producer(s) Don Law
Frank Jones
Marty Robbins singles chronology
"Love Can't Wait"
"Devil Woman"
"Ruby Ann"
"Love Can't Wait"
"Devil Woman"
"Ruby Ann"

Devil Woman is a song written and performed by American country music artist Marty Robbins. It was released in June 1962 as the first single and title track from the album Devil Woman. "Devil Woman" was Robbins' seventh single to reach number one on the country chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot.[1] "Devil Woman" also crossed over onto the pop chart, peaking at number sixteen.[2] This same version of the song was also recorded by Trini Lopez for his 1968 album Welcome to Trini Country.

Other versions by notable artists[edit]

A Spanish language version of the song, named "Magia Blanca" (translated by then-television host Alfred D. Herger), was Chucho Avellanet's first career hit[3]. Other versions in Spanish of this song was released also by Hermanos Carrión (in Mexico)[4], Gustavo Hit Moreno (in Peru)[5] , Trio Venezuela[6] , and Chucho Sanoja and his orchestra[7] (both in Venezuela).

A Serbian language version of the song, named "Čudna devojka" was released in 1966 by former Yugoslav beat band Zlatni Dečaci.[8]

Grady Martin released an instrumental version in 1965 on his Instrumentally Yours album.[9]

This song was recorded by Singaporean female artist Zhuang Xue Fang (莊雪芳) in edited Standard Chinese lyrics written by Suyin (舒雲/雨牛) under title name of 小小寃家, with Ruby Records in 1967.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 16


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Preceded by
"Wolverton Mountain"
by Claude King
Billboard Hot C&W Sides
number-one single

September 1-October 20, 1962
Succeeded by
"Mama Sang a Song"
by Bill Anderson