Anybody Seen My Baby?
|"Anybody Seen My Baby?"|
|Single by the Rolling Stones|
|from the album Bridges to Babylon|
|Released||22 September 1997|
|The Rolling Stones singles chronology|
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song also carries writing credits for k.d. lang and Ben Mink. The song is known for its chorus, which sounds strikingly similar to lang's 1992 hit song "Constant Craving". Jagger and Richards claimed to have never heard the song before, only having discovered the similarity prior to the Stones' release. As Richards reported in his autobiography Life, "My daughter Angela and a friend were at Redlands and I was playing the record and they start singing this totally different song over it. They were listening to k.d. lang's 'Constant Craving.' It was Angela and her friend that recognized it." The two gave Lang credit, along with her co-writer Mink. Lang said she was "completely honored and flattered" by receiving the songwriting credit.
"Anybody Seen My Baby?" is a song from the Bridges to Babylon' album. It features wide-ranging inspirations, including sampling of hip-hop artist Biz Markie, making it the only song by The Rolling Stones to include sampling. Bass and keyboards on the song is performed by Jamie Muhoberac, Waddy Wachtel plays acoustic guitar. The song has a distinctive R&B feel, driven by Muhoberac's bass. Jagger, Richards, and Wachtel play electric guitars.
The song was a worldwide hit in 1997, reaching the Top 20 in Europe, #1 on Canada's Singles and Rock charts and #3 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. The video is perhaps best remembered for featuring Angelina Jolie. She appears as a stripper who leaves mid-performance to wander New York City. "Anybody Seen My Baby?" would go on to be the only track from Bridges to Babylon to appear on the Stones' 2002 career retrospective Forty Licks.
It was performed live on most 1997/98 concerts and once in 2016.
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