Johnny B (song)

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"Johnny B"
Johnny B Single.jpeg
Single by The Hooters
from the album One Way Home
B-side "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Live)"
Released 1987 (1987)
Format 7" single, 12", CD Maxi single
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:58
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff, Rob Hyman
Producer(s) Rick Chertoff
The Hooters singles chronology
"Johnny B
"Karla with a K"

"Johnny B" is a song from The Hooters' third studio album One Way Home. It was written by Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff and Rob Hyman. "Johnny B" was released as a single in 1987 by Columbia Records, and reached #61 on Billboard Hot 100 list. An accompanying music video was also released, directed by David Fincher.

The song was covered in 1997 by the 'German' rap group Down Low and reached #4 on the German Singles Chart.[1] The Finnish rock band has also recorded a Finnish version of the song with the title "Angelique". Czech rock band Tlustá Berta also recorded another version of this song with title "Prázdnej byt". In 2014, the German rapper Reskil covered the song using the same title.

Track list[edit]

7" and 12" single
A side: "Johnny B" (3:58)
B side: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Live)" (4:08)
CD Maxi single (released in Germany by CBS)
  1. "Johnny B" (3:58)
  2. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Live)" (4:08)
  3. "Satellite" (4:08)
  4. "And We Danced" (3:48)


  1. ^ "Chartverfolgung / DOWN LOW / Single" (in German). Retrieved 2010-03-09.