Things (Bobby Darin song)

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"Things"
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 6299
Writer(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.

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.[1]

A cover of the song by Anne Murray from her 1976 album Keeping in Touch peaked at No.12 on the adult contemporary chart.[2]

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.[3]

Notes[edit]

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

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