"Since You Been Gone"
Single by Rainbow
from the album Down to Earth
A-side"Since You Been Gone"
B-side"Bad Girl"
Released31 August 1979[1]
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Russ Ballard
Producer(s)Roger Glover
Rainbow singles chronology
"LA Connection"
"Since You Been Gone"
"All Night Long"

"Since You Been Gone" is a song written by former Argent guitarist Russ Ballard and first released on his 1976 album Winning. It was covered by Rainbow in 1979 and released as a single from their album Down to Earth.

Rainbow cover

In 1979, "Since You Been Gone" was covered by Rainbow, who released it as the first single from their 1979 album Down to Earth with Graham Bonnet on lead vocals. It was a top 10 hit single in the United Kingdom, where it reached number 6 and number 57 in the US. It was named the 82nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time by VH1.[2] Rainbow's version was used in a 2009 T-Mobile advertisement filmed at Liverpool Street station in London[citation needed] and in the 2018 Netflix documentary Three Identical Strangers.

Rainbow chart performance

Chart (1979-80) Peak
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[3] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 57

Other cover versions


  1. ^ "Rainbow singles".
  2. ^ "Vh1 Top 100 Hard Rock Songs". 12 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009.
  3. ^ "officialcharts.com". officialcharts.com. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 688.
  5. ^ "Album Search for "messin with the boys"". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-11.