Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me

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"Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me"
Single by Mac Davis
from the album Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me
B-side "Your Side of the Bed"
Released July 1972 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded March 1, 1972
Genre Rock, soft rock, country
Length 3:06
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Mac Davis
Producer(s) Mac Davis
Mac Davis singles chronology
"Beginning to Feel the Pain"
(1971)
"Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me"
(1972)
"Everybody Loves a Love Song"
(1972)

"Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" is a hit song by country and pop singer-songwriter Mac Davis. From his breakthrough album of the same name, the song reached number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts in September 1972, spending three weeks atop each chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 8 song of 1972.[1] He wrote the song when the record company demanded he write a tune with a "hook".[2]

The song was also a modest country hit concurrent with its pop success, reaching number 26 shortly after the peak of its pop success.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 26
Canadian RPM Top Singles[3] 2
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks[4] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks[5] 1

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  2. ^ [1],"Mac Davis: Hook, Line and Sinker." Americansongwriter.com Retrieved October 29, 2013
  3. ^ "RPM Top Singles for October 14, 1972". RPM. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary for October 7, 1972". RPM. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for October 21, 1972". RPM. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 

Sources[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, Top Country Songs: 1944-2005, 2006.
  • Whitburn, Joel, Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006, 2007.
Preceded by
"Black and White" by Three Dog Night
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
September 23, 1972 (three weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ben" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"The Guitar Man" by Bread
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single
September 16, 1972 (three weeks)
Succeeded by
"Black and White" by Three Dog Night
Preceded by
"I Ain't Never" by Mel Tillis
RPM Country Tracks number one single
October 21, 1972 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Funny Face" by Donna Fargo