Roxy Music – Jealous Guy


Roxy Music version

“Jealous Guy”
Single by Roxy Music
B-side “To Turn You On”
Released 13 February 1981(UK)
Length 6:10
4:56 (edit)
Songwriter(s) John Lennon
Roxy Music singles chronology
In the Midnight Hour
Jealous Guy
More Than This

Following Lennon’s murder in 1980, Roxy Music added a version of the song to their set while touring in Germany, which they recorded and released in February 1981. The single was released by Polydor with “To Turn You On” as the B-side, with catalogue number “ROXY 2”. The song was the only UK No. 1 hit for Roxy Music, topping the charts for two weeks in March 1981. “To Turn You On” later appeared on their eighth studio album Avalon (1982), although it was slightly remixed. Roxy Music’s cover of “Jealous Guy” features on many Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music collections and 1980s music compilations, though not always in its full-length version. As of 1982, the single had sold 91,000 copies in Australia.


Weekly charts
Chart (1981) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report 1
Austrian Top 40 6
Belgium VRT Top 30 5
Dutch Top 40 7
French Singles Chart 9
German Media Control Singles Chart 19
Irish Singles Chart 3
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
Norwegian Singles Chart 6
Radio Luxemburg Singles 1
Spanish Singles Chart 22
Swedish Singles Chart 18
Swiss Singles Chart 4
UK Singles Chart 1
Chart (1988) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 80
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 22
US Cash Box Top 100 64