Ruby Baby

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"Ruby Baby"
Single by Dion
Released 1963 (1963)
Dion singles chronology
"Love Came to Me"
"Ruby Baby"
"Ruby Baby"
Single by Billy "Crash" Craddock
from the album Rub It In
B-side "Walk When Love Walks"
Released October 1974
Format 7"
Recorded February 1974
Genre Country
Label ABC 12036
Writer(s) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
Billy "Crash" Craddock singles chronology
"Rub It In"
"Ruby Baby"
"Still Thinkin' 'Bout You"

"Ruby Baby" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by The Drifters. Their version was released on a single by Atlantic Records as catalog number 45 1089 in 1956.[1]

Columbia Records released a remake by Dion on a single recorded in 1962, as catalogue number 4 42662.[2] It reached No. 2 Billboard Hot 100, giving him a major worldwide success.


The song has been recorded by several artists, including:


Apple Inc. used the Dion cover of the song during its ad campaign for the new "Ruby" color of its July 19, 2000, revision of the iMac G3.

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "Tracks on Ruby Baby - The Drifters (February 1956)". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Tracks on Ruby Baby - Dion (January 1963)". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 91. 
  4. ^ "Tracks on Take It Greasy - Ol' 55 (1976)". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Tracks on Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks (August 1959)". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Album Discography". Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
Preceded by
"The Door" by George Jones
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number one single

January 11, 1975
Succeeded by
"Kentucky Gambler" by Merle Haggard