Things (Bobby Darin song)

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Single by Bobby Darin
from the album Things & Other Things
B-side "Jailer Bring Me Water"
Released June 1962
Format Vinyl
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop Rock
Length 2:33
Label Atco Records 6299
Writer(s) Bobby Darin
Producer(s) Ahmet Ertegun
Bobby Darin singles chronology
"What'd I Say (Part 1)"
"Baby Face"

"Things" is a song which was written and recorded by Bobby Darin in 1962. It reached #3 in the US, #2 in the UK, and #3 in the first ever official Irish Singles Chart, published by RTÉ in October 1962. However, there had been an Irish Top 10 before 1962, published in the Evening Herald from February 1959. As a result, "Things" actually peaked at #2 in the "unofficial" Evening Herald Chart.

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 by Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra in the 1967 TV special Movin' with Nancy, starring Nancy Sinatra, which was released to home video in 2000.[1]

A cover of the song by Anne Murray from her 1976 album Keeping in Touch peaked at #12 on the adult contemporary chart.[2]

Other songs from that period: "You're the Reason I'm Living" (US #3), and "18 Yellow Roses" (US #10). The latter two were on Capitol Records, which Darin joined in 1962, before returning 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.[3]


  1. ^ Nancy Sinatra (2000). Movin' with Nancy (Song listing). Chatsworth, CA: Image Intertainment. 
  2. ^ Things - Anne Murray at
  3. ^ Sentimental Journey (Emmy Rossum album)

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