Coming Around Again (Carly Simon song)

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"Coming Around Again"
Single by Carly Simon
from the album Coming Around Again
B-side "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
Released October 1986
Format 7", 12"
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:41
Label Arista
Writer(s) Carly Simon
Producer(s) Russ Kunkell, Bill Payne and George Massenburg with Paul Samwell-Smith
Carly Simon singles chronology
"My New Boyfriend"
"Coming Around Again"
"Give Me All Night"

"Coming Around Again" is a 1986 single by Carly Simon from the album of the same title and the soundtrack of Heartburn. The song features a sampling of the classic children's song "Itsy Bitsy Spider".[1]

The success of the song begain a career resurgence for Simon.[2] The single is featured on multiple compilations of her work, which include 1995's 3-disc box set Clouds in My Coffee, the UK import The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better, the 2-disc retrospective Anthology, and 2004's single disc Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits.


The song peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Simon's twelfth Top 40 hit in the USA. It was also a success in Brazil as it was included in the soundtrack of the telenovela O Outro. It was number 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The single was released in the United Kingdom in January 1987 and reached a peak of number 10 on the UK Singles Chart in late-February. [3] It reached number 15 in South Africa in June 1987. [4]

Track listings and formats[edit]

7" single
  1. "Coming Around Again" – 3:31
  2. "Itsy Bitsy Spider" – 3:34
12" single
  1. "Coming Around Again" – 3:31
  2. "Itsy Bitsy Spider" – 3:34
  3. "If It Wasn't Love" – 4:18

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Irish girl group B*Witched in 1999. Their version can be found as the B-side to their single Jesse Hold On.

Northern Irish rock band Ash covered this song in 2009, and their version is included on their A-Z Vol 1 compilation.


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