Somebody's Baby

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"Somebody's Baby"
Single by Jackson Browne
from the album Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Music from the Motion Picture
B-side "The Crow on the Cradle"
Released 1982
Format 7"
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock
Length 4:05 (single version)
4:23 (album version)
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Jackson Browne, Danny Kortchmar
Producer(s) Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne singles chronology
"Hold On Hold Out"
"Somebody's Baby"
"Lawyers In Love"

"Somebody's Baby" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Danny Kortchmar[1] and recorded by Jackson Browne for the 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack. Reaching #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at #73 on July 31, 1982, the track would be Browne's last top-ten song as well as the highest-charting single of his career, spending 19 weeks on the chart. It reached #14 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well.[2][3] The single was also released in Italy, Spain and Japan.[4]

It has since been released on several of Browne's greatest hits albums including The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne and The Very Best of Jackson Browne. An unplugged acoustic version appears on Browne's 2008 album entitled Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2.

Other versions[edit]

  • Have Mercy covered the song for their portion of the 2015 album "Split"
  • Country music singer-songwriter Eric Heatherly covered the song on his 2009 album 2 High 2 Cry.
  • Spoken word poet and rapper B. Dolan featured the song on his 2008 concept album The Failure.


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  2. ^ Jackson Browne Chart History. Accessed July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties. Wisconsin: Record Research, 1991.
  4. ^ Paris, Russ. The Jackson Browne Fan Page, COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY. Accessed July 11, 2012.

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