Hey Deanie

Album: Born Late (1977)
Charted: 7

Songfacts®:

  • This, feel-good, bubblegum hit about teenage love was the second song Eric Carmen wrote for Cassidy, with "That's Rock and Roll" having been a hit for Cassidy in 1977. Carmen also recorded both songs, and the following year this was included on his third solo LP, Change of Heart. Arista Records released Carmen's version on 45 as the B-side of the title track. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Les - Joplin, MO

Comments: 7

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenAs of 2011, Cassidy had fathered EIGHT children. Oh well, that's rock 'n' roll...
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLove the opening guitar. Does anyone know who played it? Fun tune.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 8th 1978, "Hey Deanie" by Shaun Cassidy peaked at #7 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100; it had the chart on November 6th, 1977 and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #23 in Canada...
    Mr. Cassidy celebrated his 55th birthday four months ago on September 27th.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe first three records he released all made the Top 10; "DA DOO RON RON" was #1 for one week, then "THAT'S ROCK 'N' ROLL" peaked at #3, and finally "HEY DEANIE" reached #7...
  • Les from Joplin, MoThis song was a track from Cassidy's second solo LP, "Born Late," and was the first of two charting hits. The other was "Do You Believe in Magic?"
  • Deanie from Kennett, MoMy mother bought me the Shawn Cassidy album when I was about 8 or 9 yrs old. There was a fan club address on the back of the cover, so I wrote a fan letter to him. A while after sending it, this song came out. I have always SWORE they got the name "Deanie" from my letter.
    "THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT!" lol
    By the way,I was named Deanie after Natalie Woods' character in the movie Splendor in the Grass.
  • Garrett from Nashville, TnEric Carmen wrote this after seeing the movie "Splendor in the Grass." Natalie Wood plays "Deanie" in the movie; Warren Beatty plays her lover.
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