(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
Single by B.J. Thomas
from the album Reunion
B-side"City Boys"
ReleasedJanuary 1975
RecordedSeptember 1974
StudioNashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry, pop
LabelABC 12054
Songwriter(s)Larry Butler, Chips Moman
Producer(s)Chips Moman
B.J. Thomas singles chronology
"Rock and Roll Lullaby"
"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
"Help Me Make it (To My Rocking Chair)"

"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" is an American country and pop song made famous by B.J. Thomas. It won the 1976 Grammy Award for Best Country Song, awarded to its songwriters, Larry Butler and Chips Moman.

Debuting at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 1, 1975, the hit became Thomas' second number 1 single, on April 26, 1975. Including the parenthetical part, the title is the longest of any song to top the Hot 100. (For comparison, the medley by Stars on 45, whose much longer title appeared at number 1 on the 20 June 1981 Hot 100, consisted of snippets of 11 songs, not just one song.) It also topped Billboard's Easy Listening chart and was the last of his four Number Ones on that chart.[1] It also hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[2] Billboard ranked it as the number 17 song for 1975.

Although he would not have any major country hits for another eight years, this hit paved the way for Thomas' future success as a mainstream artist in that genre.

In 1976, the song was performed by the Muppets on The Muppet Show. In 1979, Larry Butler produced a cover version by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West for their album Classics. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Butler covered the song for the 1981 album Urban Chipmunk.

"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" was certified gold for sales of one million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

Chart performance[]

Chart (1975) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 10
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
New Zealand Singles Chart 3
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 242.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second ion. Record Research. p. 343.
  3. ^ "Searchable Database - Search: B.J. Thomas". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  4. ^ "B.J. Thomas Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "B.J. Thomas Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "B.J. Thomas Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.

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