|"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"|
|Single by Sam & Dave|
|from the album Double Dynamite|
|B-side||"Small Portion of Your Love"|
|Sam & Dave singles chronology|
"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.
|US Billboard Hot 100||42|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard )||2|
|"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"|
|Single by Johnny Gill|
|from the album Johnny Gill|
|Johnny Gill singles chronology|
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.
|US R&B Singles ( Billboard )||57|
|"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"|
|Single by Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham|
|from the album Soul Deep|
|B-side||"All I Got"|
|Studio||Freight Train Studios, Australia|
|Jimmy Barnes singles chronology|
|John Farnham singles chronology|
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.
CD single (D11048)
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||6|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||5,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone
The song was covered by:
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