Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" is a 1969 single by The Delfonics, produced by Thom Bell and released on the Philly Groove record label. The recording is considered one of the most notable early Philly soul singles 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 #3 hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, #10 on the in 1970, and #22 on the Billboard pop chart UK Singles Chart in 1971.
The song has been extensively
covered since 1970, with versions by Aretha Franklin (from " Young, Gifted and Black" in 1971), brothers David and Jimmy Ruffin, Regina Belle, Jackie Jackson, Millie Jackson, The Trammps, Maxine Nightingale and Patti LaBelle. The song was also featured as a song that actually drives the plot in the motion picture (Max hears the LP vinyl version for the first time at Jackie's house and they talk about the Delfonics as he gets to know her, then later he buys the cassette version) and was included in its Jackie Brown soundtrack. New Kids on the Block Cover [edit ]
A pop version by
New Kids on the Block was featured on the group's 1986 self-titled debut album. The song was later released as a stand-alone single during the groups era in an attempt to heighten the profile of the album it was from. Their cover of the song, slightly re-titled "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)," peaked at number eight on both the US and UK pop charts in October 1989. Hangin' Tough Track listing [edit ] Europe Vinyl, 12"  A "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" 4:24 B "New Kids On The Block" 3:20 Charts (New Kids on the Block version) [edit ]