The song was released as a single (Atlantic 2993) in 1974. It was a major hit in Hall & Oates‘ home market of Philadelphia and was moderately successful nationally, peaking at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Two years later in 1976, after Hall & Oates had moved to RCA Records and had scored with the hit “Sara Smile,” Atlantic Records re-released the original single under a different number (Atlantic 3332). This time “She’s Gone” was a hit, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the R&B chart, the song peaked at #93.
This song was included on its single version in Hall & Oates’s 1983 greatest hits compilation Rock and Soul Part 1 and the album version is included in numerous other compilations such as The Singles (2008), The Essential (2005), Looking Back: The Best Of (1991) but the song is missing on the albums The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (2001) and Playlist: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (2008).