«Baby Jane» was a UK number one single for three weeks in July 1983 for Rod Stewart.

Written by Rod Stewart and Jay Davis and produced by Stewart, Tom Dowd, George Cutko and Jim Cregan, the song was the lead single from hisBody Wishes album and was his most successful single since «Da Ya Think I’m Sexy» in 1978. To date, the song has remained as the 6th and final UK number one single for Stewart. In the U.S., the song was also a big hit, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] The single also charted highly in Australia, peaking at #10.

Belle & Sebastian performed a cover of this song for their vinyl single «White Collar Boy«.

In 2000, the Italian reggae band Africa Unite released a cover version of this song and they recorded a videoclip.

The song is generally played on a weekly basis on Aberdeen’s Original FM radio channel.

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