Rockwell: Somebody's Watching Me Vinyl

Rockwell: Somebody's Watching Me Vinyl

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"Berry Gordy was in his Los Angeles mansion in 1982 when his son, 18-year-old Kennedy William Gordy, brought the Motown Records founder a pop-funk demo he had created on a tiny 4-track recorder in his one-bedroom Hollywood apartment. Gordy, of course, had hundreds of Number One songs to his name – either as producer, songwriter or label head – so he knew a hit when he heard one. But after listening to his son's demo, his reaction was less than exuberant.

"He said something like, 'Yeah, yeah, that's alright. That's OK,'" Kennedy Gordy tells Rolling Stone. "'Don't give up your day job, young man. Keep writing and you'll come up with something one day.' I was devastated."

One year later, Kennedy Gordy would take on the name Rockwell, enlist Michael Jackson and his brother Jermaine for background vocals and turn the song, now titled "Somebody's Watching Me," into an international and enduring smash hit that, more than 30 years later, remains the perennial paranoia-rock anthem and Halloween mix go-to song..."

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Tracklist 

A1 Somebody's Watching Me
Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Rockwell
5:01
A2 Obscene Phone Caller
Written-By – Rockwell
3:24
A3 Taxman
Written-By – George Harrison
3:56
A4 Change Your Ways
Written-By – Curtis Anthony Nolen, Norman Dozier
4:49
B1 Runaway
Written-By – Curtis Anthony Nolen, Norman Dozier
4:24
B2 Wasting Away
Written-By – Curtis Anthony Nolen, Norman Dozier
3:55
B3 Knife
Bass – David CochraneDrums – Ricky LawsonWritten-By – Mitch Bottler*, Norma Helms
5:03
B4 Foreign Country
Written-By – Curtis Anthony Nolen, Norman Dozier
5:56

Credits

Notes

Produced and Arranged by Curtis Anthony Nolen and Rockwell for Super Three Productions.

Ⓟ© 1984 Motown Records.