Somebody (song)

Somebody (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Somebody

Artist = Bryan Adams
from Album = Reckless
Released = 1985
Format = 7" single
Recorded = March 1984 in Vancouver, Canada
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:57
Label = A&M
Writer = Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
Producer = Bob Clearmountain
Bryan Adams
Certification =
Reviews =
Last single = "Run to You"
This single = "Somebody"
Next single = "Heaven"
"Somebody" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Adams fourth studio album "Reckless" (1984). It was the second single released from the album "Reckless". It is arguably one of Adams' most recognizable and popular songs. The song topped the "Billboard" Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 11 on the "Billboard" Hot 100.



Stewart Mason from Allmusic said "Following the Big Rawk Anthem ( "Run to You") and the Sensitive Power Ballad ( "Heaven"), "Somebody" covers the third base as a straight-ahead singalong pop song with a killer chorus. A gift to an entire generation of cover bands working the bar circuit, "Somebody" has a chorus so simple and catchy that you can actually sing along to it even if you've never actually heard the song before, and Adams and his indispensable musical partner, Jim Vallance, helpfully point out the feasibility of said activity by incorporating a large, somewhat ragged group of backing vocalists for the lengthy vamp of a fadeout. Rather like "Run to You," "Somebody" is just slightly too schematic to qualify as an all-time heartland rock classic, but it still sounds good on the radio."cite web

Chart performance

"Somebody" was released in the winter of 1985 and became one of the most successful songs from Reckless on the American rock charts and arguably one of Adams most recognizable and popular songs.cite news
title=Album notes for Anthology by Dave Marsh (CD booklet). A&M Records (A&M 5613).
] "Somebody" was released worldwide in 1984. The song reached the top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and was Adams second number one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 11 on the "Billboard" Hot 100. "Somebody" reached the top twenty on the Canadian album chart and remained in the top twenty for six weeks. "Somebody" was Adams third top twenty hit on the Canadian chart.cite web
title=Artist Chart History (singles) - Bryan Adams
] "Somebody" was released the following month in Europe and peaked at the top twenty in Ireland at number 20 and reached the top fourthy on the UK Singles Chart at 35 and was his third single to chart in Europe.

Track listing

writing_credits = yes

title1 = Somebody
writer1 = Adams, Vallance
length1 = 4:44

title2 = Long Gone
writer2 = Adams, Vallance
length2 = 3:57


* Bryan Adams - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
* Keith Scott - lead guitar
* Tommy Mandel - keyboards
* Dave Taylor - bass
* Mickey Curry - drums
* Jim Vallance - percussion

Chart positions


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