Released as the lead single from the Head First album in January 1979, "Every Time I Think of You" ascended to a Billboard Hot 100 peak of number 13 that April. The Babys' previous Top 40 hit "Isn't It Time" had also peaked at number 13; like "Isn't It Time" – which was also a Jack Conrad/Ray Kennedy composition – "Every Time I Think of You" augmented the vocal of Babys' frontman John Waite with prominent female vocals: whereas "Isn't It Time" had featured a female chorale, "Every Time I Think of You" featured a vocal solo by Annie Bertucci. Jimmie Haskell arranged and conducted the string section heard on the track.
"Every Time I Think of You" rose as high as number 8 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart. "Isn't It Time" also peaked at number 8 on Cash Box in December 1977. "Every Time I Think of You" afforded the Babys a hit in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands, with respective peaks of number 6, number 8 and number 11; the track also reached number 41 in New Zealand.
The track which had served as B-side to "Every Time I Think of You": "Head First", was issued as the A-side of the Babys' next single with another track from the Head First album: "California", as B-side. The "Head First" single peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Babys would have a third and final Top 40 charting in 1980 with "Back on My Feet Again" (number 33).
A number 11 hit on Belgium's Flemish charts via a 2000 a remake by Get Ready! (nl), "Every Time I Think of You" was remade in 2006 by Marco Borsato and Lucie Silvas whose version – with the spelling adjusted to "Everytime I Think of You" – was released for download 2 October 2006 to chart on the Dutch Top 40 dated 7 October 2006 at number 35; released as a CD single on 6 October 2006 the track was number 1 in the Netherlands for the week of 14 October 2006 remaining at number 1 for three subsequent weeks. A hit on Belgium's Flemish charts at number 5, "Everytime I Think of You" was added to the track listing of Lucie Silvas' album The Same Side for its release in the Netherlands.
Formats and track listings – Marco Borsato/Lucie Silvas version
Digital Download (2 October 2006)
"Everytime I Think of You" (Marco Borsato and Lucie Silvas)