Things (Bobby Darin song)

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"Things"
Single by Bobby Darin
from the album Things and Other Things
B-side"Jailer Bring Me Water"
ReleasedJune 1962
FormatVinyl
RecordedJune 19, 1961
GenrePop rock
Length2:33
LabelAtco 6299
Songwriter(s)Bobby Darin
Producer(s)Ahmet Ertegun
Bobby Darin singles chronology
"What'd I Say (Part 1)"
(1962)
"Things"
(1962)
"Baby Face"
(1962)

"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. It was later covered by Ronnie Dove and became a Top 30 country hit for him.

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.

Ronnie Dove version[edit]

"Things"
Single by Ronnie Dove
from the album New Old-Fashioned Love
B-side"Here We Go Again"
ReleasedMay 1975
FormatVinyl
Recorded1975
GenreCountry
Length2:30
LabelMelodyland
Songwriter(s)Bobby Darin
Producer(s)Ken Revercomb for Mike Curb Productions
Ronnie Dove singles chronology
"Please Come to Nashville"
(1975)
"Things"
(1975)
"Drina (Take Your Lady Off For Me)"
(1975)

In 1975, pop and country singer Ronnie Dove recorded the song for Melodyland Records, Motown’s country label. His version reached #25 on the country chart that year, and became Ronnie’s highest charting country hit. [1] It was released on an album called “New Old-Fashioned Love” in 1977, which was released on M.C. Records only as a promotional album sent to radio stations. [2]

Other Versions[edit]

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.[3]

A cover of the song by Anne Murray from her 1976 album Keeping in Touch peaked at No.12 on the adult contemporary chart.[4]

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).

Singer Robbie Williams recorded a version of "Things" for his 2001 swing album Swing When You're Winning.

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.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bsnpubs.com/motown/melodyland/melodyville.html
  2. ^ https://www.bsnpubs.com/motown/mc/mc.html
  3. ^ Nancy Sinatra (2000). Movin' with Nancy (Song listing). Chatsworth, CA: Image Intertainment.
  4. ^ Things - Anne Murray at billboard.com
  5. ^ Sentimental Journey (Emmy Rossum album)

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