|Single by Dion|
|Single by Billy "Crash" Craddock|
|from the album Rub It In|
|B-side||"Walk When Love Walks"|
|Writer(s)||Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller|
|Billy "Crash" Craddock singles chronology|
"Ruby Baby" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by The Drifters. Their version was released on a single by Atlantic Records as catalog number 45 1089 in 1956.
However Columbia Records released the Dion and the Belmonts remake on a single as catalogue number 4 42662, recorded in 1962. It reached #2 Billboard Hot 100, giving him a major worldwide success and becoming the most famous version of this song.
The song was included in the musical revue "Smokey Joe's Cafe".
The song has been recorded by several artists, including:
- The Beach Boys. Their version was released on the band's 1993 box set Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys as an outtake from the 1965 Beach Boys' Party! album. There was also a version recorded for their 1976 "comeback" album, 15 Big Ones which can be found on various bootlegs of that era.
- Korean singer BoA uses elements of this song in her single, "Rock with You".
- Canadian band Wednesday scored a hit in Canada with a rock version in 1976.
- BWB performed an instrumental cover of the song on their album "Groovin'".
- Billy "Crash" Craddock. It became a number one country hit when released on the album Rub It In in 1974. It was also released on his 2009 live album Live -N- Kickin'.
- Bobby Darin. Released on the LP 15 Yellow Roses & 11 Other Hits by Capitol Records as catalog number ST 1942 in 1963.
- Donald Fagen, of Steely Dan, also recorded a version on his 1982 solo album, The Nightfly.
- Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar
- Ronnie Hawkins. Recorded on April 13, 1959. It was released on the LP Ronnie Hawkins by Roulette Records as catalog number SR 25078 in August 1959.
- A young Miguel Ríos recorded a version on his 5th EP (1963).
- Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser covered a version of the song called "Rudy" available only on his Archive set of CDs.
- Del Shannon. Released on the LP Handy Man by Amy Records as catalog numbers 8003-M (mono) and 8003-S (stereo) in 1964.
- Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers.
- Bobby Rydell - The top hits of 1963 sung by Bobby Rydell.
- Mitch Ryder - "Sings the Hits" 1968
- John Woolley and Just Born - Recorded Aug 1969, 13 weeks in Belgium hitparade 1970
- Second Hand Songs - Medium: Ruby Baby - The Drifters (1956)
- Second Hand Songs - Medium: Ruby Baby - Dion (1963)
- Second Hand Songs - Medium: 15 Yellow Roses & 11 Other Hits - Bobby Darin (1963)
- Second Hand Songs - Medium: Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins (1959)
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"The Door" by George Jones
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
number one single
January 11, 1975
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