Things (Bobby Darin song)
|Single by Bobby Darin|
|from the album Things and Other Things|
|B-side||"Jailer Bring Me Water"|
|Bobby Darin singles chronology|
"Things" is a song which was written and recorded by Bobby Darin in 1962. Released as a single, it reached No.3 in the U.S., No.2 in the U.K., and No.3 in the first-ever official Irish Singles Chart, published by RTÉ in October 1962.
In 1962, Darin began to write and sing country music, with hit songs including "Things". It was the final Darin single released on the Atco Records unit of Atlantic Records before he began recording for Capitol Records. While vault material would continue to be issued on Atco, Darin would later return to Atlantic Records. The song was sung as a duet by Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra in the 1967 TV special Movin' with Nancy, starring Nancy Sinatra. The TV special was released to home video in the U.S. in 2000.
Ronnie Dove recorded the song in 1975. His version made it to #25 on the country charts.
Darin's next hits after "Things" were "You're the Reason I'm Living" (U.S. No.3), and "18 Yellow Roses" (U.S. No.10) on Capitol Records, which Darin joined in 1962 (he returned to Atlantic four years later).
Phantom of the Opera film actress Emmy Rossum did a cover of "Things" on her 2013 album Sentimental Journey, which peaked at 92 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.