It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

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"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Be Yourself Tonight
B-side Tous les garçons et les filles
Released December 1985
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop rock, synthpop
Length 3:45
Label RCA Records
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"
(1985)
"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"
(1985)
"When Tomorrow Comes"
(1986)
Music video
"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" on YouTube

"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" is a song written and recorded by the British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was released as the fourth and final single from their 1985 album Be Yourself Tonight. The song was produced by Dave Stewart, and the song's distinctive brass arrangement was devised by Michael Kamen.

The single became Eurythmics' tenth Top 20 hit in the UK where it peaked at number 12, but was less successful in the United States, stalling at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100. As songwriters, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart received the 1986 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7"

  • A: "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" (LP Version) - 3:50
  • B: "Conditioned Soul" (LP Version) - 4:32

12"

  • A: "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" (LP Version) - 3:50
  • B1: "Conditioned Soul" (LP Version) - 4:32
  • B2: "Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles" (Non-LP Track) - 3:29

Music Video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Willy Smax,[2] is a combination of live shots and computer animation, an innovative look for a music video in the mid-1980s. The video depicts a story in which Annie Lennox is in a car accident at the beginning of the video and her partner, portrayed by Dave Stewart, is so connected to her that he can instantly tell that something is wrong and immediately travels from the Orient to get to her. She is seen lying in a hospital bed with a heart monitor in the background. She performs the song as an out of body experience. The main focus of the video is Stewart's race to get to Lennox's side, which he finally does by the end of the video. When he opens the door to her hospital room, her eyes instantly pop wide open and the two embrace and then turn into pieces of abstract animation.

Personnel[edit]

  • Annie Lennox – vocals, keyboard sequencers
  • David A. Stewart – guitars
  • Dean Garcia – bass guitar
  • Olle Romo – drums
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Martin Dobson – saxophones

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985/1986) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 32
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 14
Belgian Singles Chart[5] 25
Canadian Singles Chart[6] 37
Dutch Singles Chart[7] 21
French Singles Chart[8] 17
German Singles Chart[9] 22
Irish Singles Chart[10] 8
New Zealand Singles Chart[11] 18
Polish Singles Chart[5] 28
Swiss Singles Chart[12] 23
UK Singles Chart[13] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[14] 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lister, David, Pop ballads bite back in lyrical fashion, The Independent, 28 May 1994
  2. ^ Willy Smax Official Site
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives: Australian Chart Book. p. 105. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Song artist 244 - The Eurythmics". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ "InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  10. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  13. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/27723/eurythmics/
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/301929/eurythmics/chart?f=379

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