"Somebody's Baby" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Danny Kortchmar and recorded by Browne for the 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack. Reaching #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at #73 on July 31, 1982, the track would be Browne's last top ten song, as well as the highest charting single of his career, spending nineteen weeks on the chart.
|Single by Jackson Browne|
|from the album Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Music from the Motion Picture|
|B-side||"The Crow on the Cradle"|
|Length||4:05 (single version)
4:23 (album version)
|Songwriter(s)||Jackson Browne, Danny Kortchmar|
|Jackson Browne singles chronology|
It has since been released on several of Browne's greatest hits albums, including The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne and The Very Best of Jackson Browne. An unplugged acoustic version appears on Browne's album entitled Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 (2008).
|Canada RPM Top Singles||16|
|US Billboard Hot 100||7|
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock||4|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||14|
|US Cash Box Top 100||5|
|US Billboard Hot 100||68|
|US Cash Box ||33|
- American rock band Yo La Tengo released a version on the 1988 compilation album entitled Human Music (HMS100) (Homestead Records).
- It was covered by Andru Donalds for the soundtrack for Good Will Hunting (1997).
- Phantom Planet covered the song for the movie soundtrack Not Another Teen Movie (2001).
- Country music singer-songwriter Eric Heatherly covered the song on his album 2 High 2 Cry (2009).
- Spoken word poet and rapper B. Dolan featured the song on his concept album The Failure (2008).
- Harley & the Night covered the song for the 2008 EP Side A.
- Free Energy covered the song in 2013, and made it available on YouTube and SoundCloud.
- Have Mercy covered the song for their portion of the 2015 split EP, with Somos.
- Billboard.com Jackson Browne Chart History. Accessed July 11, 2012.
- Whitburn, Joel. Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties. Wisconsin: Record Research, 1991.
- Paris, Russ. The Jackson Browne Fan Page, COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY. Accessed July 11, 2012.
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 35.
- Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 31, 1982
- Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1982