"Since You Been Gone"
Single by Russ Ballard
from the album Winning
A-side"Since You Been Gone"
B-side"Venus (Shine Your Light)"
GenreHard rock
LabelEpic Records
Songwriter(s)Russ Ballard
Producer(s)Muff Winwood
Russ Ballard singles chronology
"Loose Women"
"Since You Been Gone"
"The Russ Ballard Story Part 1"

"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 version

"Since You Been Gone"
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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"

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]

Chart performance

Chart (1979-1980) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 47
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 57


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 250,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Other cover versions


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  2. ^ "Vh1 Top 100 Hard Rock Songs". 12 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Since You Been Gone". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Rainbow – Since You Been Gone" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Rainbow Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  7. ^ "British single certifications – Rainbow – Since You Been Gone". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Album Search for "messin with the boys"". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-11.