Every Time I Think of You

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"Every Time I Think of You"
Single by The Babys
from the album Head First
B-side "Head First" (3:57)
Released January 1979
Format 7" single
Recorded 1978
Genre pop
Length 3:45
Label Chrysalis Records
Writer(s) Jack Conrad, Ray Kennedy
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
The Babys singles chronology
"Silver Dreams"
(1978)
"Every Time I Think of You"
(1979)
"Head First"
(1979)
"Everytime I Think of You"
Single by Marco Borsato and Lucie Silvas
from the album
The Same Side (Lucie Silvas)
Symphonica in Rosso (Marco Borsato)
B-side "Almost" (3:28)
Released 2 October 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre pop
Length 4:07
Label Universal
Marco Borsato chronology
"Rood"
(2006)
"Everytime I Think of You"
(2006)
"Wit Licht"
(2008)
Lucie Silvas chronology
"Nothing Else Matters"
(2005)
"Everytime I Think of You"
(2006)
"Last Year"
(2006)

"Every Time I Think of You" is a song written by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy which was a Top 20 hit single for The Babys in 1979.[1]

Original version[edit]

Released as the lead single from the Head First album in January 1979, "Every Time I Think of You" ascended to a Billboard Hot 100 peak of number 13 that April. The Babys' previous Top 40 hit "Isn't It Time" had also peaked at number 13; like "Isn't It Time" – which was also a Jack Conrad/Ray Kennedy composition – "Every Time I Think of You" augmented the vocal of Babys' frontman John Waite with prominent female vocals: whereas "Isn't It Time" had featured a female chorale, "Every Time I Think of You" featured a vocal solo by Annie Bertucci. Jimmie Haskell arranged and conducted the string section heard on the track.

"Every Time I Think of You" rose as high as number 8 on the Cashbox Top 100 Singles chart. "Isn't It Time" also peaked at number 8 on Cashbox in December 1977. "Every Time I Think of You" afforded the Babys a hit in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands with respective peaks of number 6, number 8 and number 11; the track also reached number 41 in New Zealand.

The track which had served as B-side to "Every Time I Think of You": "Head First", was issued as the A-side of the Babys' next single with another track from the Head First album: "California", as B-side. The "Head First" single peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Babys would have a third and final Top 40 charting in 1980 with "Back on My Feet Again" (number 33).

Remakes[edit]

A number 11 hit on Belgium's Flemish charts via a 2000 a remake by Get Ready! (nl), "Every Time I Think of You" was remade in 2006 by Marco Borsato and Lucie Silvas whose version – with the spelling adjusted to "Everytime I Think of You" – was released for download 2 October 2006 to chart on the Dutch Top 40 dated 7 October 2006 at number 35; released as a CD single on 6 October 2006 the track was number 1 in the Netherlands for the week of 14 October 2006 remaining at number 1 for three subsequent weeks. A hit on Belgium's Flemish charts at number 5, "Everytime I Think of You" was added to the track listing of Lucie Silvas' album The Same Side for its release in the Netherlands.

Formats and track listings – Marco Borsato/Lucie Silvas version[edit]

Digital Download (2 October 2006)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everytime I Think of You" (Marco Borsato and Lucie Silvas) Jack Conrad, Ray Kennedy 4:07
2. "Almost" (Lucie Silvas) Lucie Silvas, Judie Tzuke, Charlie Russell, Graham Kearns 3:28

Charts – Marco Borsato/Lucie Silvas version[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Dutch Top 40 1
Belgium Singles Chart 5
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn (1 September 2007). Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs 1961–2006. Record Research Incorporated. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-89820-169-7. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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