The 'In' Crowd (song)  

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I'm in with the in crowd
I go where the in crowd goes
I'm in with the in crowd
And I know what the in crowd knows

--The 'In' Crowd (1965)

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"The ‘In’ Crowd" is a 1965 song written by Billy Page and arranged by his brother Gene that was originally performed by Dobie Gray on his album Dobie Gray Sings for 'In' Crowders That 'Go Go. Gray's powerful Motown-like version, complete with brass section, reached #13 in the US and #25 in the UK.

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Ramsey Lewis instrumental versions

The Ramsey Lewis Trio recorded an instrumental version of the tune later that same year at the suggestion of a coffee shop waitress. Their jazzy take, recorded live at Bohemian Caverns, a Washington, D.C. night club, reached #5 in the U.S. and was used for many years as background music of Jimmy Savile's Savile's Travels and Jimmy Savile's Old Record Club on BBC Radio 1.

The Ramsey Lewis Trio also recorded a smooth jazz version of the song for the 2004 album Time Flies, 39 years after recording their original instrumental version.

Bryan Ferry version

In 1974, a version by Bryan Ferry, frontman of Roxy Music, finally got the song into the Top 20 in the UK where it reached #13 on the hit parade. The song also featured as the lead track on Ferry's top five album Another Time, Another Place. The song also appears in the Mafia classic "Casino".

Other cover versions

Numerous artists have covered the song:

In popular culture

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