The Babys – Every Time I Think Of You


The Babys are a British rock group best known for their songs “Isn’t It Time” and “Every Time I Think of You”. Both songs were composed by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy, and each reached No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 8 on the Cashbox chart in the late 1970s. The 1976–1978 Babys line-up consisted of keyboardist/guitarist Michael Corby, vocalist/bassist John Waite, drummer Tony Brock and guitarist Wally Stocker.

The group signed a contract that was the highest ever for a new music act at the time. Two studio albums, The Babys and Broken Heart went without incident and were well received. However, when recording Head First in August 1978, Michael Corby was replaced by Jonathan Cain as keyboardist and Ricky Phillips took over as bassist. From 1979 until the breakup in 1981, The Babys line-up consisted of vocalist Waite, drummer Brock, bassist Phillips, guitarist Stocker, and keyboardist Cain.

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The Babys – Every Time I Think Of You

John Waite went on to produce a major solo hit, “Missing You”, in 1984. Stocker and Brock worked with Rod Stewart and other mainstream artists including Elton John and Air Supply. Cain left to join Journey.

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“Every Time I Think of You” is a song written by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy. It was a worldwide hit single for The Babys in 1979. 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” featured a vocal solo by 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.

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