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You Belong to Me (Carly Simon song)

"You Belong to Me" is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald. Originally recorded by McDonald's rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin' on the Fault Line (1977), the song was made famous by Simon herself when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees (1978). Released as the album's lead single, her version reached the top ten of the Billboard Pop Singles chart, peaking at #6, and remained on the chart for 18 weeks.[1] Simon received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Female Vocalist in 1979.[2] A live version of the song from The Doobie Brothers' 1983 album Farewell Tour would later chart on the Pop Singles chart at #79 in August 1983.[3]

"You Belong to Me"
Carly Simon - You Belong To Me single cover.jpg
Single by Carly Simon
from the album Boys in the Trees
B-side"In a Small Moment"
ReleasedApril 1978 (U.S.)
Format7" single
Length3:52 (Album Version)
3:12 (Single Version)
Producer(s)Arif Mardin
Carly Simon singles chronology
"Nobody Does It Better"
"You Belong to Me"
"Devoted to You"

Simon's version has been featured on the soundtracks to the romantic comedy films Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)[4] and Little Black Book (2004),[5] as well as being featured on many compilation albums of her work.[6]

Strings - Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Alfred Brown, Fredrick Buldrini, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Theodore Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Charles Libove, Guy Lumia, Joe Malin, Yoko Matsuo, Homer Mensch, Kermit Moore, Marvin Morgenstern, Alan Shulman, Mitsue Takayama, Gerald Tarack

Anita Baker versionEdit

"You Belong to Me"
Single by Anita Baker
from the album Rhythm of Love
Anita Baker singles chronology
"It's Been You"
"You Belong to Me"
"My Funny Valentine"

In 1994, American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker re-recorded her own version of the song for the compilation album Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary in 1990. She subsequently re-released the track in 1995 as the fourth single from her fifth studio album Rhythm of Love.


Artists who have covered the song include:

Chart performanceEdit


  1. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  2. ^ "Awards". Archived from the original on October 19, 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ "The Doobie Brothers - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  4. ^ Desperately Seeking Susan. "Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  5. ^ Little Black Book. "Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "You Belong To Me". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  7. ^ "Boys in the Trees > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  8. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly".
  9. ^ "Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 218.
  11. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly".
  12. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978".
  13. ^ The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1978
  14. ^ "Farewell Tour > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-18.

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