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)
  • Brown
  • Allen George
  • Fred McFarlane
Jocelyn Brown singles chronology
"Take Some Time Out (For Love)"
"Somebody Else's Guy"
"Hands Off"

"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]

Jocelyn Brown version[edit]

Track listing[edit]

12" Single, US, VND D01
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Vocal 12" Version) - 6:28
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Instrumental Dub) - 5:45


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
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]

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
Released January 1998
Format CD single
CD Maxi
12" Maxi
Recorded 1996
Genre House, dance-pop
Length 3:47
Label A&M

Darren "Nitro" Clowers

Music sample
CeCe Peniston singles chronology
"Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)"
"Somebody Else's Guy"
"Nobody Else"
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]


Peak positions[edit]

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


  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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