(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

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"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
Single by B.J. Thomas
from the album Reunion
Released January 1975
Format 7"
Recorded 1974
Genre Country, pop
Length 3:23
Label ABC Records 12054
Writer(s) Larry Butler, Chips Moman
Producer(s) Chips Moman
B.J. Thomas singles chronology
"Rock and Roll Lullaby"
"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
"Help Me Make it (To My Rocking Chair)"

"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" is an American country and pop song made famous by B.J. Thomas. It won the 1976 Grammy Award for Best Country Song, awarded to its songwriters, Larry Butler and Chips Moman.

Bowing at #99 on the Hot 100 on February 1, 1975, the hit became Thomas' second #1 single, on April 26, 1975. Including the parenthetical part, the title was the longest of any song to top the Hot 100, until 1981 when a medley by Stars On 45 hit #1. It also topped Billboard's Easy Listening chart and was the last of his four Number Ones on that chart.[1] It also hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[2] Billboard ranked it as the No. 17 song for 1975.[3]

Although he would not have any major country hits for another eight years, this hit paved the way for Thomas' future success as a mainstream artist in that genre.

In 1976, the song was performed by the Muppets on The Muppet Show. In 1979, Larry Butler produced a cover version by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West for their album Classics. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Butler covered the song for the 1981 album Urban Chipmunk.

"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" was certified gold for sales of one million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
New Zealand Singles Chart 3
Preceded by
"I've Been This Way Before" by Neil Diamond
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single B.J Thomas
March 22, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Amourese" by Helen Reddy
Preceded by
"Philadelphia Freedom"
by Elton John
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 26, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando and Dawn
Preceded by
"She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" by Gary Stewart
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 17, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"I'm Not Lisa" by Jessi Colter


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 242. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 343. 
  3. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1975
  4. ^ "Searchable Database - Search: B.J. Thomas". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 

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