Roy Orbison - You Got It [Single/Album Version]Details

"The new single from Roy Orbison is now out, thus ending the 'will it, won't it be released' speculation following Roy's death. Called You Got It, it is written by Roy, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty, and produced by Jeff. The sound is characteristically Roy Orbison, and yet it is also typically Jeff Lynne, perhaps showing the former's influence on the latter. It is released on 7-inch and 12-inch."
Andrew Whiteside (Early 1989 - Face The Music fanzine #5)

"Roy Orbison's posthumous solo LP, Mystery Girl (Virgin V2576) was finally released at the end of February, and quickly made No. 2 in the UK, and the Top 20 in the US. It contained 3 tracks with Jeff co-wrote, produced and played on, namely, You Got It (released as the first single from the LP, reaching No. 3 in the UK and the Top 20 in the US), A Love So Beautiful, and California Blue."
Andrew Whiteside (1989 - Face The Music fanzine #6)

"Side One [of Mystery Girl] starts with You Got It, co-written by Roy, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty; too familiar to need much comment, apart from noting that although Jeff has stamped it with the distinctive ELO strings and vocal harmonies, Roy's voice still make it very much his own song."
John Van Der Kiste with contributions by Andrew Whiteside (1989 - Face The Music fanzine #6)

"The only song on the [Mystery Girl] album that remained resolutely stuck in the past was You Got It. In the lyrics, co-authored by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, Roy assumes his customary posture of supplication in front of his beloved. He will give her anything in the world if she'll only be his girl. When [Sun Records founder] Sam Phillips heard You Got It, he recognized the old Roy. 'He's defensive in that song,' Sam said. 'It's like he's afraid he's going to lose her any minute.' Ironically, this was the biggest single on the album, zooming into the Top 10 when it was released in 1989. [...] [At a November 19, 1988 Antwerp, Belgium concert, Roy] lip-synched You Got It, and a video of that performance soon showed up on MTV. [...] His single from Mystery Girl, You Got It, went into the Top 10, peaked at #9, and remained on the chart for eighteen weeks..."
Ellis Amburn (1990 Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story)

"Jeff and I both love the music of Roy Orbison. And it was a great thrill to get to write a song with him when he came to do an album that Jeff was producing. And they invited me over and I met Roy Orbison and on that very day we sat down and wrote this song called You Got It."
Tom Petty (1994 - Tom Petty: Going Home documentary)

"Co-written with fellow Wilburys' Jeff Lynne (who also produced this track) and Tom Petty for Mystery Girl, Orbison's first album of new material in more than a decade. Barbara Orbison explains, 'The making of Mystery Girl was a dream that Roy and I shared. The goal was to do an album that would truly honor Roy and his music and to present him to the world with a heightened integrity and importance.' March 1989, Mystery Girl charted #5 in the US and You Got It went all the way to #1. Orbison made U.S. chart history with this single, becoming the first artist to chart on the AOR, Pop, Adult Contemporary and Country charts simultaneously."
Tanja Crouch and Roy Orbison (1996 - liner notes for The Very Best Of Roy Orbison)

"Jeff: '...we sat down and wrote those two songs, like in about two days and Tom Petty helped as well. Those were the first two, You Got It and California Blue, which Roy had, and we just helped out to sort it out a bit.'"
Patrik Guttenbacher, Marc Haines, & Alexander von Petersdorff (1996 Unexpected Messages)

"[Mystery Girl] contained You Got It, Orbison's last top 10 song. The album credits You Got It as being mixed at Harrison's home studio, but Lynne seems certain it was mixed at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles. Lynne says, 'We did so many sessions at that point with all the Wilburys that George [Harrison] may have played acoustic guitar on You Got It.' However, Lynne thinks, based upon the rest of the album's credits, which he believes to be correct, that Harrison probably did not contribute to You Got It."
Kristofer Engelhardt (1998 - Beatles Undercover)

"That was a thrill doing that one. Roy was always me very favorite singer."
Jeff Lynne (October 1998 - interview with Mark Copolov on 88.3 Southern FM Australia)

"I got this call and it was Roy. And he was in Malibu and he said, 'Hi Jeff. I'm in Malibu. And I'm ready to work.' And then we recorded it in Mike Campbell's garage. And I said, 'Wow! That's fantastic!' And so he came over and we wrote You Got It that afternoon. That was an experience I'll never forget, to be producing Roy. To have him go up to the mike, y'know, and say, 'this is it now. Can he do it or is it really him?' [Laughs] We run the tape and he has one run through and he's just mumbling, y'know. [Imitates Roy mumbling.] And he say, 'Okay, I'm ready.' Anyway, so we think that's the level he's going to sing at and he opens up and the meters all go BOOM and the mike goes WALLUP and it's all... it's a million db louder than what he'd been practicing at, y'know, so we start again... Just give us that level again, what you're going to do a take, y'know. Got a take in the first three goes, and fixed up maybe one line. And that was it, done. And fantastic, and I was so thrilled. I was looking at the time, y'know, the VM meters, making sure it went to tape, this memorable, miraculous event of me producing Roy Orbison."
Jeff Lynne (1999 - In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story TV documentary)

"Lynne produced and co-wrote Orbison's You Got It."
Unknown (October 2000 - Flashback press kit)

"You Got It, written by Roy, Tom, and Jeff, became an achieving radio hit. Sadly, Orbison passed away at a new peak in his career, with two unbelievable album collaborations. You Got It would swiftly be covered by Bonnie Raitt, who would also have a hit with the Roy-tune and featured in the Whoopi Goldberg / Drew Barrymore movie Boys On the Side."
Brian Young (circa 2000 - Rock On! The Traveling Wilburys, The Trembling Westover published on delshannon.com)

"And it was a great thrill to get to write a song with [Roy Orbison]. When he came to do an album that Jeff was producing, they invited me over and I met Roy Orbison and on that very day we sat down and wrote this song called You Got It."
Tom Petty (circa 2000 - http://www.wilburys.info/quotes.html)

"Tom Petty: 'The next few weeks, I think we were all kind of... Y'know, that was kind of the social scene. It was the Christmas holidays and we were just hanging around playing guitars. And Jeff brought in Roy Orbison. The day we met, the three of us sat down and wrote that song,um, You Got It. [Sings the line: 'Anything you want.'] Jeff Lynne: 'I was playing a Casio, like a little plastic keyboard when we wrote You Got It. And Roy was playing an acoustic. And Tom was playing an acoustic on the floor over to the side. We'd just got this chord sequence, this little bit that goes: Anything you want, you got it. Come out with that bit and he started playing like... We'd worked backwards. We got the chorus first and worked our way out. And then he starts singing it, just softly, never... never loud. And it sounds like a hit. It really does. It's like well then you go: Wow, this is a hit. And Roy thinks so too. I remember recording it. Roy goes up to the mike and he mumbles a little bit, y'know, when we'd got the backing track finished. [Sings very softly: Anything you want.] I go, I thought it'd be louder than that. Y'know, so we don't realize what's going to happen. And, uh... So he says, Okay, I'm ready now. I'm ready to try a take. So, hit record. Off we go and he sings and this... The whole thing, it goes BLAAA! The whole thing blows up, y'know, the needle all it bends and it's... He sung at about, like, a thousand dB more than when he was practicing. So we put all these pads in and repair all the windows and stuff. Not really, but, y'know we... we'd sort of got the mike under control now, and we know how loud he's going to be. And he sings the song, just like... heavenly. And, he gets it in like three takes, he's got it. And there it is, You Got It. And it's like, Wow! That still sounds like a hit. And it's Roy Orbison singing it. I think everyone was rooting for him and having so much interest in him. And realizing that, y'know, we all still love him just as much as ever. He hadn't had the other people around him to encourage him enough. Maybe that's all it was. But his voice just suddenly came alive and it was back to the real Roy Orbison with a passion.'"
Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne (June 2 & 9, 2001 - Mr. Blue Sky: The Jeff Lynne Story 2001 BBC 2 Radio show)

"I remember when I had an opportunity to write a song with him (You Got It). After thinking up the lyrics we went in the studio to record it. Earlier I thought Roy must have been singing very loud. Soon I had a chance to know that he was doing it a thousand times louder than I thought! Besides the complete vocals were done in a two, three takes."
Jeff Lynne (2001 - Unknown source; translated from English to Polish, then back to English again)

"From the utilitarian (Ivory soap, Hershey's Kisses, Christmas-tree car deodorizers) to the functional (sheets and comforters, umbrellas, vacuum cleaners) to the fashionable (clothes, clothes, clothes), this visually thrilling spot pushes product like nobody's business. In 30 short seconds, people wake up, get dressed, ride bikes, wash the car and vacuum the living room. It's a great use of You Got It by The Traveling Wilburys (featuring Roy Orbison), and the words "want" and "need" appear almost subliminally throughout."
Peterson Milla Hooks (July 14, 2003 - Adweek)
Editor's Note: This song is, of course, not by the Traveling Wilburys.

"The first day I met Roy, Jeff and I and Roy wrote that song You Got It."
Tom Petty (March 31, 2004 - interview on tompetty.com)

"There is the licensing of music from the catalog for commercials (Target's using You Got It)..."
Tim Ghianni (May 23, 2004 - Tennessean)

"Jeff lived not far from me, and one afternoon the phone rang and it was him, and he said, 'Hey, Roy Orbison's over here, you've got to come over and help me write a song for him. I need some help.' So I jumped in the car, I had a new Corvette, and we went over to see Jeff and Roy, and we all went out to look at the car, and we raised the hood of the car. And we were such a bunch of musicians, non-mechanics, you know, and we couldn't get the hood back down on the car. [Laughs] and I remember my first meeting with Roy, he's got his head under my hood trying to figure out how to get the hood down. And we wrote You Got It. [Sings, 'Anything you want, you got it...'] Yeah, that was on that first day."
Tom Petty (November 1, 2005 - Conversations With Tom Petty)

"Jeff and I had written You Got It for Roy. We had just done Free Fallin', and George was with us for I Won't Back Down. I had been on the road for two years backing up Bob. So we were all in the same circle and the group just naturally materialized. It was George's band, really. He was the leader; the whole idea for the band was his idea."
Tom Petty (June 1, 2007 - MSN Music)

"The record I did with Roy Orbison, You Got It, is one of my favorites. I was so thrilled that I got to write it with him, record it, sing background vocals, mix it, and have it be a great big hit. It couldn't have been any better."
Jeff Lynne (Summer 2007 - Yamaha All Access)

"Jeff and I both love the music of Roy Orbison. And it was a great thrill to get to write a song with him when he came to do an album that Jeff was producing. And they invited me over and I met Roy Orbison and on that very day we sat down and wrote this song called You Got It."
Tom Petty (2007 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream)

"You Got It is so catchy, it's almost not fair to the listener. It's like one big chorus. You can hear how big Roy's love was by the conviction in his voice. The words of a man who promises the world and can deliver. It's the true life serenade of Roy to Barbara Orbison. 1990: Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - You Got It."
Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr. (2008 - The Soul Of Rock And Roll liner notes)

"I got this call and it was Roy. And he was in Malibu and he said, 'Hi Jeff. I'm in Malibu. And I'm ready to work.' And I said, 'Wow! That's fantastic!' And so he came over and we wrote You Got It that afternoon. That was an experience I'll never forget, to be producing Roy. To have him go up to the mike, y'know, and say, 'this is it now. Can he do it or is it really him?' [Laughs] We run the tape and he has one run through and he's just mumbling, y'know. [Imitates Roy mumbling.] And he say, 'Okay, I'm ready.' Anyway, so we think that's the level he's going to sing at and he opens up and the meters all go BOOM and the mike goes WALLUP and it's all... it's a million db louder than what he'd been practicing at, y'know, so we start again... And his voice was so just so big. Not just loud, but like tons of top end and lots of bottom end that you couldn't really record, otherwise you'd get in the way of the bass guitar. So you'd have to sort of trim his voice down a little bit to fit him onto the record 'cause his voice was so bit."
Jeff Lynne (December 22, 2008 - In Dreams - The Roy Orbison Story on BBC Radio2)

"When somebody's in love with you, they will write a song for you. And even if Roy wouldn't have written the song for me, I would claim it because it's like one of the most inspirational, positive songs. And I think You Got It is probably one of the most uplifting songs because how can you not feel better when a voice sings to you-- when a human says to another human-- 'anything you want, you got it.' So that's such a wonderful song."
Barbara Orbison (December 22, 2008 - In Dreams - The Roy Orbison Story on BBC Radio2)

"You Got It went top ten internationally and reached #3 in the UK."
Mark Lamarr (December 22, 2008 - In Dreams - The Roy Orbison Story on BBC Radio2)

"Obviously when Roy dies I have only a year with him. You Got It was this giant hit and then he died right away, which was such a shame because we'd only just got the hand of writing together and we were going to do all these songs together."
Jeff Lynne (March 21, 2010 - Sunday Express)

"I actually got to work with Roy and be his pal and be his producer and his co-writer on a song called You Got It which was a big hit in America and here too. So that was a big thrill for him to have a hit. And it was his first hit in 20 years and we'd done it together and that was a great, marvellous feeling."
Jeff Lynne (October 9, 2012 - Roll Over Beethoven: Jeff Lynne's Favourite Albums article in The Quietus)

"Well, I tell you what, his voice was absolutely superb when I worked with him and we made You Got It. It was just beautiful, soaring up into the sky."
Jeff Lynne (October 25, 2012 - Tracks Of My Years radio show on BBC)

"...I did some songs with him and we wrote them together, You Got It which was a big hit. It was a big hit. His first hit in over twenty years. He was happy as a [unintelligible]. It was like everything was great."
Jeff Lynne (2012 November 30 - The Adam Carolla Show)

"Petty's partnership with Lynne flourished. They were bandmates in The Traveling Wilburys, and they also co-penned Roy Orbison's smash hit, You Got It, which topped the Adult Contemporary chart and managed to hit Nos. 2, 7 and 9 on Contemporary Rock, Country Singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts, respectively, in 1989. The song heralded The Big O's return to the Top 40 for the first time in 24 years."
Ken Sharp (January 2013 - Goldmine magazine)

"[Roy Orbison and I] just worked together on You Got It, a song I'd written with him and Tom Petty and it had been his first top five hit in 30 years. It was still in the charts when he died. He'd been so happy. If you've got to go, then I suppose you go out on a high."
Jeff Lynne (March 13, 2014 - Birmingham Mail)

"[Roy, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty] penned California Blue and and the soon-to-be chart topping single, You Got It. After which, they met at Mike Campbell's home studio, affectionately called Mike Campbell's Garage, and began to record. [They first recorded California Blue and] up next was You Got It. 'It sounded like a hit,' said Jeff. Jeff and Roy had come up with a hook that was Jeff singing the 'you got it's' and Roy saying the Orbisony 'anything at all' and 'baby' up above Jeff. Traditionally this would been two separate parts-- with a call lead and answer backup parts-- but Jeff molded Roy into doing both parts. This took a couple of tries in the studio, but was well worth the effort. This showed trust of a beautiful artist/producer relationship. [...] Roy made history with You Got It, becoming the first track ever to simultaneously appear on the CHR, AC, Country and AOR Tracks charts, and he joined Elvis as the second person ever to have two top five hits posthumously."
Wesley, Roy and Alex Orbison (2014 May 19 - liner notes for Mystery Girl expanded edition)

Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty:

"Jeff: On the first day [of working on tracks for Mystery Girl], I had Tom Petty over as well. And we wrote You Got It on the very first day that he came over.

Tom: Everything we did was pretty casual. I mean, that was really the best way to get the best music.

Jeff: That was, like, fantastic. You know, it's a catchy tune. It sounded like a hit. There were like dogs, cats, geese and ducks. And they're all clucking and barking, whatever they do, on the tape as well, because the soundproof didn't exist in Mike Campbell's bedroom, which is where the control room was. We just laid 'em out, like, all three of us playing acoustics, Roy, myself and Tom and George on one of them. But no demo. Just go straight into making a record. That was how I liked to do it. And then put the drummer on second, after the guitars are got down. And that's how it all worked. It was very simple and very, all very much fun.

Tom: I remember working really hard on the single, on You Got It. Jeff had lots of different ideas that he wanted to put on. I remember pulling up there one day and they had kettle drums and timpani in the garage. I got a phone call and it was Jeff and he said, 'Hey, Roy's over here at my house and wanted to know if you'd come over and try to write something.' I got in the car right away and went over there and-- Viola!-- there was Roy, the Big O. You know, it's pretty stunning to meet someone like that.

Jeff: It was just such a treat to meet him [and] hear some stories about him, the real stories about how he got going and how he got started and how he ended up like such the best singer in the world."


Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty (2014 May 19 - Mystery Girl Unraveled)

"During the Christmas 1987 season, Roy invited Jeff over to begin, and Jeff invited Tom Petty over to help out as well, and they wrote You Got It, based upon an idea of Roy’s. Jeff worked out the song on a small Casio keyboard, while Roy and Tom added acoustic guitars. They wrote the chorus first, and the verses followed quickly after that. [...] In April 1988, Jeff, Roy, and Tom were in MC Studios (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell’s garage studio) to record You Got It. The vocals were completed in only three takes, but Jeff told another amusing story about the first take. As they had never recorded with Roy before, they set up the microphone levels while he was practising his performance. When Roy began to record his first take, they had underestimated just how powerfully he would sing the song, and his first take maxed out the equipment. A little reduction in levels was in order, and the basic song was completed within two more takes. All three of them finished the job with backing vocals from Jeff, Tom, and Phil Jones shortly afterwards. [...] Tragically, Roy did not live long enough to reap the full critical acclaim or commercial success of his latest work. In December 1988, having had a heart bypass operation some years previously, he died of a massive heart attack, aged fifty-two. Partly written as well as produced by Jeff, Roy’s posthumous album Mystery Girl was an instant hit, as was the first single, You Got It. It peaked at No. 3 in Britain, where his fan base had always been strong and where a TV-advertised compilation of his classics from the 1960s had recently been No. 1. Even more gratifyingly, You Got It rose to No. 9 in the US, his first top-ten entry there since the transatlantic chart-topping Oh Pretty Woman almost quarter of a century earlier."
John Van der Kiste (August 2015 - Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After)

"I wrote this song with [Roy] and Tom Petty [called] You Got It. And, of course, it got in the charts and before he saw it get in the Top 5 in America, he died, which was a terrible shame. So he never saw his first hit in twenty years. "
Jeff Lynne (October 25, 2015 - My Planet Rocks)

"See, I've been a producer as well as making my own records, and to work with Roy Orbison on You Got It, to produce it and write the song, was fantastic. I couldn't ever wish for anything more fun than that."
Jeff Lynne (2015 November 2 - The Quietus)

"Roy Orbison, who was my biggest hero... And I got to be his pal and produced him and wrote a song with him called You Got It which was a big hit. It was his first hit for twenty years, which was fantastic. And he was really happy. And then he died. So that wasn't much fun at all. It was so horrible that he died just before he saw it get into the top ten."
Jeff Lynne (November 11, 2015 - radio interview on Wave 105.2 FM)

"I produced [Roy] separately [from the Traveling Wilburys], as well, the song called You Got It which was a big hit."
Jeff Lynne (November 12, 2015 - interview on BBC WM 95.6)

"I loved him so much and his voice that it was a real treat to work with him. We wrote his hit You Got It together, the last thing he ever did. it was terrible that he died a month later."
Jeff Lynne (November 13, 2015 - The Sun)

"You Got It (1988): This is a bittersweet thing because he was such a big hero to me. I used to listen to him for hours and hours as a kid. I produced three tracks on his last album (Mystery Girl) and co-wrote three tracks with him. I wrote You Got It with Roy and Tom Petty. For years before this, he'd just been going through the motions of recording and not working with people who were empathetic with him or who had put enough care and love into the music. I reminded him of who he was and how great he was, and that's why I got a great performance out of him. It was just dreadful when I heard he had died. I got a call at like six in the morning, and all I heard was 'Mr. Orbison has died,' and then they hung up. I still have no idea who called me. I had to get up and listen to the radio to see if it was bullshit or real. It turned out to be real, unfortunately. You Got It had just come out when he died of a heart attack at his mother's house. He was a beautiful guy, as well as the best singer I've ever heard."
Jeff Lynne (January 21, 2016 - Rolling Stone article entitled: 'ELO's Jeff Lynne: My Life in 15 Songs')

"Later that year [after recording for the Traveling Wilburys], [Roy] completed work on a new Lynne-produced solo album, Mystery Girl, which featured guest appearances by Petty, Harrison, Bono and many others. Orbison died of a heart attack on December 6, 1988, at the age of 52. Mystery Girl, which was released in February '89, yielded Roy's first top 10 pop hit since 1964, You Got It."
Unknown (2016 April 23 - ABC News Radio)

"[Mystery Girl] It proved to be a huge commercial success, due in part to the tremendous single You Got It, later covered by Bonnie Raitt, as well as California Blue and She's A Mystery to Me (written by Bono and the Edge of U2). These tracks are included in The Ultimate Collection..."
Unknown (September 12, 2016 - Roy Orbison's The Ultimate Collection press release)


  • Running Time: 3:31
  • Record Date: April 1988
  • Record Location: MC Studios (Mike Campbell's garage), Los Angeles, California, USA; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California, USA; & Friar Park Studios, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK (George Harrison's home studio)
  • Written By: Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty
  • Produced By: Jeff Lynne
  • Engineered By: Richard Dodd, Phil MacDonald and Don Smith
  • Performed By: Roy Orbison (vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Jeff Lynne (guitars, keyboards, piano, bass, background vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Phil Jones (drums, percussion)

  • Released On:
    • You Got It 7" single (1989 January — UK — Virgin VS 1166)
    • You Got It 12" single (1989 January — UK — Virgin VST 1166)
    • You Got It 3" CD single (1989 January — UK — Virgin VSCD 1166)
    • You Got It 7" single (1989 January — USA — Virgin Records America 7-99245) [The Only One on the B-side]
    • You Got It 12" promo single (1989 January — USA — Virgin Records America PR 2593)
    • You Got It cassette single (1989 January — USA — Virgin Records America 4-99245)
    • You Got It 5" CD promo single (1989 January — USA — Virgin Records America PRCD2593)
    • Mystery Girl LP album (1989 January 30 — UK — Virgin V 2576)
    • Mystery Girl CD album (1989 January 30 — UK — CDV2576)
    • Mystery Girl CD album (1989 February 7 — USA — Virgin Records America V2 91058)
    • Mystery Girl LP album (1989 February 7 — USA — Virgin Records America V1 91058)
    • You Got It 7" single (1989 April — USA — Virgin Records America 7-99245) [Crying on the B-side]
    • Mystery Girl LP album (1991 December 10 — USA — Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDCD 555)
    • Heartbreak Radio CD single (1992 December — UK — Virgin VUSCX 68) [CD1 with In Dreams, You Got It and Dream Baby]
    • The Very Best Of Roy Orbison CD album (1996 November 4 — UK — Virgin CDV2804)
    • The Very Best Of Roy Orbison CD album (1996 — USA — Virgin Records America 7243 8 42350)
    • The Platinum Collection CD album (2004 August 2 — UK — Virgin VTDCDX632)
    • The Essential Roy Orbison CD album (2006 March 28 — USA — Sony 82876816082)
    • The Very Best Of Roy Orbison CD album (2006 October 16 — UK — Sony/BMG 82876812762)
    • Mystery Girl CD album (2007 October 22 — Europe — Sony BMG Music Entertainment ?88697112032)
    • Playlist: The Very Best Of Roy Orbison CD album (2008 April 29 — USA — Sony BMG Entertainment 88697 27561 2)
    • The Soul Of Rock And Roll CD album (2008 September 30 — USA — Legacy 88697 05537 2)
    • The Best Of The Soul Of Rock And Roll CD album (2008 November 24 — Europe — Sony Music 88697-40992-2)
    • The Essential 3.0 Roy Orbison CD album (2009 August 25 — USA — Legacy 88697 42581 2)
    • The Soul Of Rock And Roll CD album (2010 November 8 — USA — Legacy 88697 05537 2)
    • Mystery Girl Expanded CD album (2014 May 19 — Worldwide — Legacy 88843059592)
    • Mystery Girl Deluxe CD/DVD album (2014 May 19 — Worldwide — Legacy 88697607032)
    • Mystery Girl Deluxe LP album (2014 June 9 — UK — Legacy 88843059601)
    • The Ultimate Collection LP album (2016 October 29 — Worldwide — Legacy 0889853799916)
    • The Ultimate Collection CD album (2016 October 29 — Worldwide — Legacy 88985379982)
    • The Ultimate Collection digital album (2016 October 29 — Worldwide — Legacy ?)

  • Top UK Chart Position: 3
  • Top US Chart Position: 9

  • Cover Versions:
    • Manuela (under the title Fόr Immer) on the single Fόr Immer (1990) (sung in German)
    • Bonnie Raitt on the Boys On The Side soundtrack (1991)
    • Whoopi Goldberg on the Boys On The Side soundtrack (1991)
    • Juliane Werding (under the title Du Schaffst Es) on the single Du Schaffst Es (1994) (sung in German)
    • Ronnie De Vane on an album of unknown origin (19??)
    • Soft Pops on an album of unknown origin (19??)
    • Russel B. on an album of unknown origin (19??)
    • Nice And Slow on an album of unknown origin (19??)
    • Unknown Artists on an ad for Adecco Temp Agency (2001)
    • Sayonara Show Band on the O Baile II vol. 5 album (2007)
    • Rooney on the Under The Covers Roy Orbison tribute album (2009)
    • Winterplay on the Under The Covers Roy Orbison tribute album (2009)
    • The Spectactulars on the Under The Covers Roy Orbison tribute album (2009)
    • John Stephan on the You Got It! a Salute to Roy Orbison album (2011)

  • Used in the Film or TV Program:
    • A Year in Provence (1993)
    • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)

  • Used in the Advertising Campaign:
    • Target department stores TV ads (2003 — USA)

  • Used as a Sample in the Songs:
    • The Way by Fastball on their All the Pain Money Can Buy album (1998)
    • In Step by Girl Talk on their Feed The Animals album (2008)