Somebody's Baby

"Somebody's Baby" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Danny Kortchmar[1] and recorded by Browne for the 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack. Reaching No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 73 on July 31, 1982, the track would be Browne's last top ten hit, as well as the highest-charting single of his career, spending a total of nineteen weeks on the chart.

"Somebody's Baby"
Somebody's Baby.jpg
Single by Jackson Browne
from the album Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Music from the Motion Picture
B-side"The Crow on the Cradle"
ReleasedJuly 1982
Recorded1982
GenreRock
Length4:05
LabelAsylum
Songwriter(s)Jackson Browne, Danny Kortchmar
Producer(s)Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne singles chronology
"Hold On Hold Out"
(1981)
"Somebody's Baby"
(1982)
"Lawyers In Love"
(1983)

The song reached No. 14 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well.[2][3] In Canada, "Somebody's Baby" peaked at #16.[4] The single was also released in Italy, Spain and Japan.[5]

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).

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australia KMR[6] 26
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 7
US Billboard Mainstream Rock 4
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[8] 14
US Cash Box Top 100[9] 5

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1982–83) Rank
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 68
US Cash Box [11] 33

Other versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  2. ^ Billboard.com Jackson Browne Chart History. Accessed July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties. Wisconsin: Record Research, 1991.
  4. ^ a b Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Image : RPM Weekly". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  5. ^ Paris, Russ. The Jackson Browne Fan Page, COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY. Archived 2012-02-25 at the Wayback Machine Accessed July 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 35.
  9. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 30, 1982".
  10. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1982/Top 100 Songs of 1982". www.musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  11. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1982". Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  12. ^ "Somebody's Baby (Jackson Browne Cover), by Sidney Gish". cavetown. Retrieved 2019-06-20.