Nobody Knows (Tony Rich song)
|Single by The Tony Rich Project|
|from the album Words|
|Released||January 14, 1996|
|Format||7", CD single, cassette single|
|Writer(s)||Joe Rich, Don DuBose|
|The Tony Rich Project singles chronology|
"Nobody Knows" is a song by R&B artist Tony Rich from his 1996 debut album Words. Released as his debut single, the song peaked at #11 on the soul singles chart. Elsewhere, "Nobody Knows" went to #2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. Rich received a nomination for the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance; he lost to Eric Clapton's "Change the World".
-US CD Single (73008-24116-2)
- Album Version 5:06
- Eddie F.'s Untouchable Remix 6:17
- Rich Remix 5:32
- Album Instrumental 5:06
- Nobody Knows [Album Version] 5:06
- Nobody Knows [Radio Edit] 4:22
- Nobody Knows [Album Instrumental] 5:06
- Nobody Knows [Eddie F.'s Untouchable Remix] 6:17
- Nobody Knows [Rich Remix] 5:32
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Kevin Sharp version
|Single by Kevin Sharp|
|from the album Measure of a Man|
|Released||September 23, 1996|
|Kevin Sharp singles chronology|
American country music artist Kevin Sharp recorded a cover version of the song on his 1996 debut album Measure of a Man. It was released in September 1996 as his debut single. It became Sharp's only number-one single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, spending four weeks at the top of the chart.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that his "smooth, melodic voice and sensitive interpretation of the lyric signal show promise for this talented new artist.""
The music video was directed by Jeffrey Phillips and premiered in late 1996.
"Nobody Knows" debuted at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 28, 1996.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||22|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||51|
"One Way Ticket (Because I Can)" by LeAnn Rimes
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
(Kevin Sharp version)
January 11, 1997 - February 1, 1997
"It's a Little Too Late" by Mark Chesnutt
"I Meant to Do That" by Paul Brandt
|RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Kevin Sharp version)
January 20, 1997
"Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It" by Tim McGraw
In 1997, saxophonist Richard Elliot covered the song from his album "Jumpin' Off." Eli Mattson delivered a piano/vocal cover on the third season of America's Got Talent in 2008. British boyband JLS also recorded a cover of the song; it was leaked onto the internet in June 2010 and has now appeared as the B-Side to their single She Makes Me Wanna. British pop singer Shayne Ward included a cover on his third album, Obsession. The song is featured on the Boyzone album, BZ20, released in November 2013.
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- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 203.
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- Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
- Billboard, October 12, 1996.
- "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 20, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Kevin Sharp Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kevin Sharp.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Jumpin' Off overview". Allmusic.com.
- "Jumpin' Off - Richard Elliot". JazzTimes.com.