Hey Deanie

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"Hey Deanie"
Single by Shaun Cassidy
from the album Born Late
B-side Strange Sensation
Released November, 1977
Format 45 RPM
Genre Pop
Length 3:02
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Eric Carmen
Producer(s) Michael Lloyd
Certification Gold (U.S.)
Shaun Cassidy singles chronology
"That's Rock 'n' Roll"
"Hey Deanie"
"Do You Believe in Magic?"

"Hey Deanie" is a popular song by Shaun Cassidy that was released the last week of November, 1977 from his album, Born Late. It was his third and final top 10 hit, peaked at number seven for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, spending four months on the chart from late 1977 to early 1978.[1] As with Cassidy's prior singles, this song also became a gold record.[2]

The song was written by Eric Carmen. "Hey Deanie" was the second hit written by Carmen for Cassidy, the first being "That's Rock 'n' Roll," from Cassidy's previous album. Both songs charted concurrently with Carmen's own hit, "She Did It". Carmen recorded "Hey Deanie" himself for his 1978 album, Change of Heart, and it was also featured as the B side of the title track's 45 RPM release, which became a Top 20 hit.

Carmen wrote the song after seeing the film, Splendor in the Grass, starring Natalie Wood as "Deanie" and Warren Beatty as her lover.[3]

Cassidy's version of "Hey Deanie" was featured in one of the episodes of The Hardy Boys, a show in which Cassidy was an actor.

"Hey Deanie" is ranked as the 68th biggest American hit of 1978.[4] Chicago radio superstation WLS, which gave the song much airplay, ranked "Hey Deanie" as the 45th most popular hit of 1978.[5] It reached as high as number 6 on their survey of January 21, 1978.[6]


Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
Cash Box Top 100 21
Canadian RPM Top Singles 23
WLS survey (Chicago) [7] 6

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1978) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 68
WLS survey (Chicago) 45
Canadian RPM singles 170


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