Somebody's Baby

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"Somebody's Baby"
Single by Jackson Browne
from the album Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Music from the Motion Picture
B-side "The Crow on the Cradle"
Released 1982
Format 7"
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock
Length 4:05 (single version)
4:23 (album version)
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Jackson Browne, Danny Kortchmar
Producer(s) Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne singles chronology
"Hold On Hold Out"
(1981)
"Somebody's Baby"
(1982)
"Lawyers In Love"
(1983)

"Somebody's Baby" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Danny Kortchmar[1] and recorded by Jackson Browne for the 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack. Reaching #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at #73 on July 31, 1982, the track would be Browne's last top-ten song as well as the highest-charting single of his career, spending 19 weeks on the chart. It reached #14 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well.[2][3] The single was also released in Italy, Spain and Japan.[4]

It has since been released on several of Browne's greatest hits albums including The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne and The Very Best of Jackson Browne. An unplugged acoustic version appears on Browne's 2008 album entitled Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2.

Other versions[edit]

  • Country music singer-songwriter Eric Heatherly covered the song on his 2009 album 2 High 2 Cry.
  • Spoken word poet and rapper B. Dolan featured the song on his 2008 concept album The Failure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/song/somebodys-baby-mt0008032440
  2. ^ Billboard.com Jackson Browne Chart History. Accessed July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties. Wisconsin: Record Research, 1991.
  4. ^ Paris, Russ. The Jackson Browne Fan Page, COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY. Accessed July 11, 2012.

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