Somebody Else's Guy

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"Somebody Else's Guy"
Somebody Elses Guy.JPG
Single by Jocelyn Brown
from the album Somebody Else's Guy
B-side "Remix"
Released 1984 (1984)
Format 12"
Genre Post-disco[1]
Length 6:28 (Album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Jocelyn Brown
  • Annette E. Brown
Producer(s)
Jocelyn Brown singles chronology
"Take Some Time Out (For Love)"
(1982)
"Somebody Else's Guy"
(1984)
"Hands Off"
(1984)
"Take Some Time Out (For Love)"
(1982)
"Somebody Else's Guy"
(1984)
"Hands Off"
(1984)

"Somebody Else's Guy" is a 1984 song written and popularized by Jocelyn Brown. On the US soul chart, the single peaked at number two and stalled at number seventy-five on the Hot 100.[2] but in the UK it made the pop top twenty. On the disco chart, "Somebody Else's Guy" peaked at number thirteen.[3] It was the title track of Brown's debut solo album, released the same year.

Jocelyn Brown version[edit]

Track listing and formats[edit]

12" Single, US, VND D01
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Vocal 12" Version) - 6:28
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Instrumental Dub) - 5:45

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 33
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 75
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 2

CeCe Peniston version[edit]

"Somebody Else's Guy"
CCP SEG single.jpg
Single by CeCe Peniston
from the album The Best Of
B-side
Released
  • January 1998 (1998-01)
  • February 25, 1998 (1998-02-25) (JP)[10]
Format
Recorded 1996 (1996)
Genre
Length 5:37 (Album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Jocelyn Brown
  • Annette E. Brown
Producer(s) Darren "Nitro" Clowers
CeCe Peniston singles chronology
"Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)"
(1996)
"Somebody Else's Guy"
(1998)
"Nobody Else"
(1998)
"Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)"
(1996)
"Somebody Else's Guy"
(1998)
"Nobody Else"
(1998)
Audio sample
"Classic Old School 12" Mix"
Music video
1996 Soul Train Performance on YouTube

In 1996, the song was covered by musician CeCe Peniston for her studio album I'm Movin' On. In 1998, it was released as a single to promote Peniston's greatest hits collection, The Best Of CeCe Peniston, an import compilation issued in 1998 only in Europe and Japan.

Both Brown in 1984,[11] and Peniston in 1998 reached the same chart position on the UK Top 75, peaking at number thirteen.

The single reached a Top 10 position on the UK Chart-Track list, peaking at number six in February.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Additional credits

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD, DE, Promo, #588 497-2[12]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Mix) — 3:47
CD, DE, #582 114-2[13]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Mix) — 3:47
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Hard House Dub) - 9:18
12", UK, Promo, #AMPMDJ 111[14]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (LP Version) - 5:37
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School 12" Mix) - 6:14
CD, UK, Promo, #GUYCD1[15]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Edit) — 3:29
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Uplifting Club Edit) - 3:47
  3. "Somebody Else's Guy" (LP Edit) - 3:44
12", UK, Promo, #AMPMDJ 117 A[16]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Tuff Jam's Classic Garage) — 7:27
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (TJ's Ladies Choice Dub)
12", UK, #582 511 1[17]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Tuff Jam's Classic Garage) — 7:27
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (TJ's Ladies Choice Dub)
  3. "Somebody Else's Guy" (LP Version)
  4. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Kupper's Uplifting Club Mix)
12", UK, Promo, #DJ117[18]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Tuff Jam's Classic Garage)
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (TJ's Ladies Choice Dub)
  3. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Kupper's Uplifting Club Mix)
  4. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Kupper's Dark & Funky Mix)
12", IT, #ZAC 137[19]
12", UK, Promo, #588 500-1[20]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School 12" Mix) - 6:14
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Instrument.) - 5:53
  3. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Hard House Dub) - 9:18
  4. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Mix) — 3:47
MCD, JP, #POCM-1234[21]
MCD, UK, #582 511-2[22]
MCD, UK, #582 517-2[23]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Edit) — 3:29
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (LP Version) - 5:37
  3. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Tuff Jam's Classic Garage) — 7:27
  4. "Finally" (Classic Funk Radio Mix) - 3:25
MCS, UK, #582 511-4[24]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Edit) — 3:29
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (LP Version) - 5:37
  3. "Finally" (Classic Funk Radio Mix) - 3:25
  4. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Kupper's Uplifting Club Mix)
MCD, DE, #582 115-2[25]
  1. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Radio Mix) — 3:47
  2. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School 12" Mix) - 6:14
  3. "Somebody Else's Guy" (LP Version) — 5:37
  4. "Somebody Else's Guy" (Classic Old School Instrument.) - 5:53

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK GfK Chart-Track[26] 6
UK Top 75 Singles[26] 13

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Neal, Mark Anthony (22 April 2002). "Nuyorican Nostalgia". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 October 2014. Brown (...) is best known for her 1983 anthem "Somebody Else’s Guy" which was a great example of quality post-Disco dance music emanating out of New York City. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 45. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jocelyn Brown – SOMEBODY ELSE'S GUY" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jocelyn Brown – SOMEBODY ELSE'S GUY" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jocelyn Brown – SOMEBODY ELSE'S GUY". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Jocelyn Brown Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Jocelyn Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "シー・シー・ペニストン". オリコン (in Japanese). Oricon. oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-03-21. サムバディ・エルスズ・ガイ" ▪ 発売日 1998年02月25日 ▪ 品番 POCM-1234 
  11. ^ For peak positions of "Somebody Else's Guy" by Jocelyn Brown in UK, choose her chartstats link. For Brown's US top singles positions, check the allmusic link.
  12. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - CD, DE, Promo, #588 497-2". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  13. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - CD, DE, #582 114-2". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  14. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - 12", UK, Promo, #AMPMDJ 111". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  15. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - CD, UK, Promo, #GUYCD1". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  16. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - 12", UK, Promo, #AMPMDJ 117 A". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  17. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - 12", UK, #582 511 1". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  18. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - 12", UK, Promo, #DJ117". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  19. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - 12", IT, #ZAC 137". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  20. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - 12", UK, Promo, #588 500-1". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  21. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - MCD, JP, #POCM-1234". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  22. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - MCD, UK, #582 511-2". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  23. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - MCD, UK, #582 517-2". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  24. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - MCS, UK, #582 511-4". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  25. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Somebody Else's Guy" - MCD, DE, #582 115-2". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  26. ^ a b For peak positions of "Somebody Else's Guy" single in UK, choose the singles link, or a chartstats link depending on a release and/or peak date to view full runs of the single(s) in England. For British Charts as compiled by GfK Chart-Track, see the charttrack link.

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