Baker Street
Gerry Rafferty
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Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well another crazy day, you'll drink the night away
and forget about everything

1978
2
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles chart in 1978
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1978
  • B-side: "Big Change In The Weather"
  • from Gerry Rafferty's second studio album, City to City (1978)
  • the first solo single to chart and the biggest hit for Gerry Rafferty
  • the first of five Top-40 singles charted on the Hot 100 by Gerry Rafferty in his career
  • sax solo: Raphael Ravenscroft
  • written by Gerry Rafferty
  • on the record:
         Gerry Rafferty - vocals
         Hugh Burns - guitar
         Nigel Jenkins - guitar
         Raphael Ravenscroft - saxophone
         Tommy Eyre - keyboards
         Henry Spinetti - drums
         Glen Le Fleur - percussion
  • the song was inspired by the Colin Wilson book, The Outsider and the title from the street in London
  • produced by Hugh Murphy
  • recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
  • United Artists Records label
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