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A pop music song written in the 1950s and performed by many artists
Ruby Baby" is a song written by
Jerry Leiber and
Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by
the Drifters. Their version was released as a single by
Atlantic Records (catalog No. 45 1089) in 1956.
It peaked at No. 10 on the US
 Hot R&B chart.
Covers and other versions
"Ruby Baby" has been
covered by many artists including:
Columbia Records released a remake by
Dion in 1962 (catalog No. 4 42662),
which was a worldwide success. The single reached No. 2 on the
 and peaked at No. 5 on the R&B chart. Billboard Hot 100
 In 1963,
Richard Anthony released a cover in the French language, with lyrics by André Salvet and Claude Carrère via
Columbia Records (catalog No. ESRF 1391). It was also on the album Richard Anthony via
Columbia Records (catalog No. FPX 234) for France, Canada and Italy.
The Beach Boys released a version on the band's 1993 box set,
, as an outtake from the 1965 Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys
album. There was also a version recorded for their 1976 "comeback" album, Beach Boys' Party!
, which can be found on various bootlegs of that era. 15 Big Ones Korean singer
BoA uses samples of this song in her single "Rock with You". Canadian band
Wednesday scored a hit in Canada with a rock version in 1976.
BWB performed an instrumental cover of the song on their album Groovin' . In 1974,
Billy Craddock released a cover that was a No. 2 country hit.
This version was included the album 
. This version crossed over to No. 33 on the Hot 100. Rub It In
It was also released on his 2009 live album 
. Live -N- Kickin'
Bobby Darin released a version on the LP 18 Yellow Roses & 11 Other Hits via
Capitol Records (catalog No. ST 1942) in 1963.
Ronnie Dove recorded the song in 1969 for
Diamond Records. It went unreleased until it was issued on CD in the late 1980s.
Donald Fagen of
Steely Dan recorded a version on his 1982 solo album
. The Nightfly
Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar released a version.
Ronnie Hawkins recorded a version on April 13, 1959. It was released on the LP Ronnie Hawkins by
Roulette Records (catalog No. SR 25078) in August 1959.
 A young
Miguel Ríos recorded a version on his fifth EP (1963).
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser recorded a version of the song called "Rudy" (available only on his archive set of CDs).
Del Shannon released a version on the LP Handy Man by
Amy Records (mono catalog No. 8003-M and stereo No. 8003-S) in 1964.
Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers released a version.
Bobby Rydell released a version from the Top Hits of 1963.
Mitch Ryder released a version from Sings the Hits (1968).
John Woolley and Just Born released a version during August 1969, which spent 13 weeks on Belgium's Hit Parade in 1970. Australian band
Ol' 55 released a version as the fourth single from their third studio album
(1978). The song peaked at No. 36 on the Australian
Cruisin' for a Bruisin' Kent Music Report.