When Something Is Wrong with My Baby

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"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
Single by Sam & Dave
from the album Double Dynamite
B-side "Small Portion of Your Love"
Released1967
Recorded1967
Genre Soul
Length3:17
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Sam & Dave singles chronology
"You Got Me Hummin'"
(1966)
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
(1967)
"Soothe Me"
(1967)

"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" is a classic hit song, a soul ballad, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. It was first released in 1967 by Sam & Dave on Stax Records. [1] [2]

Contents

Original Sam & Dave version

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1967)Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 [3] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [4] 2

Johnny Gill version

"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
Johnny Gill - When Something Is Wrong with My Baby single cover.jpg
Single by Johnny Gill
from the album Johnny Gill
B-side "Half Steppin'" [5]
Released1983 (1983)
Genre R&B
Length3:58
Label Cotillion
Songwriter(s)
  • Isaac Hayes
  • David Porter
Producer(s) Freddie Perren [6]
Johnny Gill singles chronology
"Super Love"
(1983)
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
(1983)
"Perfect Combination / Heartbreak Look"
(1984)

In 1983, American contemporary R&B singer Johnny Gill covered "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" and included it on his first eponymous album. The song was issued as the second and final single from the album; and it peaked at #57 on the Billboard R&B chart. [7]

Charts

Chart (1983)Peak
position
US R&B Singles ( Billboard ) [7] 57

Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham version

"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
When Something is Wrong with my Baby Barnes Farnham.jpg
Single by Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham
from the album Soul Deep
B-side "All I Got"
ReleasedOctober 1991
Studio Freight Train Studios, Australia
Genre R&B
Length4:56
Label Mushroom Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Isaac Hayes
  • David Porter
Producer(s) Don Gehman
Jimmy Barnes singles chronology
"I Gotcha!"
(1991)
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
(1991)
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
(1992)
John Farnham singles chronology
"In Days to Come"
(1991)
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"
(1991)
"Please Don't Ask Me"
(1991)

In 1991, Australian singers Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham recorded and released "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" as the second single from Barnes' fifth studio album, Soul Deep . Released in October 1991, the song peaked at number three in Australia and number six in New Zealand, where it is certified Gold for sales of over 5,000.

Track listing

CD single (D11048)

  1. "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" – 4:56
  2. "All I Got" (Jimmy Barnes) – 4:20

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1991–1992)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [8] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [9] 6

Year-end charts

Chart (1991)Position
Australia (ARIA) [10] 77

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ) [11] Gold5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Other versions

The song was covered by:

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