Somebody Else's Guy

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"Somebody Else's Guy"
Single by Jocelyn Brown
B-side Instrumental Dub Version
"Somebody Else's Guy"
Released 1984
Format 12" Maxi
Genre Post-disco[1]
Length 6:28 (Vocal 12" version)
Label Vinyl Dreams Records
(Prelude Records)
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Brown
  • Allen George
  • Fred McFarlane
Jocelyn Brown singles chronology
"Take Some Time Out (For Love)"
(1982)
"Somebody Else's Guy"
(1998)
"Hands Off"
(1984)

"Somebody Else's Guy" is a 1984 song written and popularized by Jocelyn Brown. On the soul chart, the single peaked at number two and stalled at number seventy-five on the Hot 100.[2] On the disco chart, "Somebody Else's Guy" peaked at number thirteen.[3]

Track listing[edit]

12" single (US) VND D01
A-side
No. Title Length
1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Vocal) 6:28
B-side
No. Title Length
1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Instr. Dub) 5:45

CeCe Peniston version[edit]

In 1997, the song was covered by musician CeCe Peniston for her studio album I'm Movin' On.

"Somebody Else's Guy"
Single by CeCe Peniston
from the album The Best Of CeCe Peniston
B-side Remix
"Finally"
Released January 1998
Format CD single
CD Maxi
12" Maxi
Recorded 1996
Genre House, dance-pop
Length 3:47
Label A&M
ZAC
Producer(s)

Darren "Nitro" Clowers

Music sample
CeCe Peniston singles chronology
"Finally '97"
(1997)
"Somebody Else's Guy"
(1998)
"I Know You Want Me"
(1998)
Compact disc

In 1998, it was released as a single to promote Peniston's greatest hits collection, The Best Of CeCe Peniston, an import compilation issued in 1998 only in Europe and Japan.

Both Brown in 1984,[4] and Peniston in 1998 reached the same chart position on the UK Top 75, peaking at number thirteen.

The single reached a Top 10 position within the Track-Chart in UK, peaking at number six in February.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Additional credits notes

writers: CeCe Peniston, Felipe Delgado, E.L. Linnear
producer: Felipe Delgado
co-producer: Rodney K. Jackson
engineer: Eric Kupper
keyboards: Eric Kupper
programming: Eric Kupper
live bass: Eric Kupper
guitar: Eric Kupper
Hysteria Recording - recording studio

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Jocelyn Brown version[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 2

CeCe Peniston version[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK GfK Chart-Track[6] 6
UK Top 75 Singles[6] 13

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Neal, Mark Anthony (22 April 2002). "Nuyorican Nostalgia". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 October 2014. Brown (...) is best known for her 1983 anthem "Somebody Else’s Guy" which was a great example of quality post-Disco dance music emanating out of New York City. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 45. 
  4. ^ For peak positions of "Somebody Else's Guy" by Jocelyn Brown in UK, choose her chartstats link. For the Brown's U.S. top singles positions, check the allmusiclink.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l For reviewing track lists, covers and/or additional notes regarding the all releases of the single "Somebody Else's Guy" issued to date, follow the discogs link.
  6. ^ a b For peak positions of "Somebody Else's Guy" single in UK, choose the singles link, or a chartstats link depending on a release and/or peak date to view full runs of the single(s) in England. For British Charts as compiled by GfK Chart-Track, see the charttrack link.

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