So Fine (Howard Johnson song)

"So Fine" is a 1982 soul/dance single by Howard Johnson, former lead singer of Niteflyte. The single made it to number one on the dance charts for one week.[2] "So Fine" peaked at number six on the soul singles chart, but failed to make the Hot 100.[3] Fonzi Thornton provided vocals on the single. A music video for the single featured dancers that also appeared on Soul Train and Solid Gold.

"So Fine"
Single by Howard Johnson
from the album Keepin' Love New
LabelA&M (SP-12048)
Producer(s)Kashif, Morrie Brown, Paul Lawrence Jones
Howard Johnson singles chronology
"So Fine"
"Say You Wanna"

In September 1982, the single reached number 45 in the UK Singles Chart. It remained on the chart for 6 weeks.[4]

In 2020, the song appeared in a commercial for Downy, featuring Cam Newton.

Track listingEdit

12" vinyl[5]
  • US: A&M / SP-12048
Side A
1."So Fine"5:32
Side B
1."This Is Heaven"5:22



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  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 137.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 303.
  4. ^ "So Fine - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. September 4, 1982. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  5. ^ ""So Fine" (A&M) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "Howard Johnson: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Howard Johnson Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  8. ^ "Howard Johnson Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 1982". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2021.