The Baby’s – “Every Time I Think of You”

 

Every Time I Think of You” is a song written by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy and released in 1979 as the lead single from The Babys‘ third studio album Head FirstJohn Waite provided lead vocals featuring female vocals by Myrna Matthews. The track was a worldwide hit and became their last top 20 in the United States.

Released as the lead single from the Head First album in January 1979, “Every Time I Think of You” ascended to a Billboard Hot 100 peak of number 13 that April. The Babys’ previous Top 40 hit “Isn’t It Time” had also peaked at number 13; like “Isn’t It Time” – which was also a Jack Conrad/Ray Kennedy composition – “Every Time I Think of You” augmented the vocal of Babys’ frontman John Waite with prominent female vocals, with “Every Time I Think of You” featuring Myrna Matthews, Pat Henderson, and Marti McCall although Annie Bertucci features on video clips as the sole backup vocalist. Jimmie Haskell arranged and conducted the string section heard on the track.

“Every Time I Think of You” rose as high as number 8 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart. “Isn’t It Time” also peaked at number 8 on Cash Box in December 1977. “Every Time I Think of You” afforded the Babys a hit in Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands, with respective peaks of number 6, number 8 and number 11; the track also reached number 41 in New Zealand.

The track which had served as B-side to “Every Time I Think of You”: “Head First”, was issued as the A-side of the Babys’ next single with another track from the Head First album: “California”, as B-side. The “Head First” single peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Babys would have a third and final Top 40 charting in 1980 with “Back on My Feet Again” (number 33).

 

 

Song Lyrics – 

Every time I think of you
It always turns out good
Every time I’ve held you
I thought you understood
People say a love like ours
Will surely pass
But I know a love like ours
Will last and last

[Chorus:]

But maybe I was wrong
Not knowing how our love should go
(How our love, how our love should go)
But I wasn’t wrong
In knowing how our love would grow
(How our love, how our love would grow)
And every time I think of you
Every time
Every time I think of you
Every single time
It always turns out good

Seasons come and seasons go
But our love will never die
Let me hold you darling
So you won’t cry
Cause people say that our love affair
Will never last
But we know a love like ours
Will never pass

People say a love like ours
Will surely pass
But I know a love like ours
Will last and last

But maybe I was wrong
Not knowing how our love should go
(How our love, how our love should go)
But I wasn’t wrong
In knowing how our love would grow
(How our love, how our love would grow)

And every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
It always turns out good

Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you (every time)
Every time I think of you (think of you)
Every time I think of you (every time)
Every time I think of you (think of you)

Written by: Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy

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