1984 Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

Somebody’s Watching Me is the debut studio album by singer-songwriter Rockwell, released in 1984 on Motown. It features the title track (with Michael Jackson on vocals in the chorus), as well as the US top 40 hit “Obscene Phone Caller”. However the next two singles, the power ballad “Knife” and a cover of The Beatles’ “Taxman” failed to reach the top 40.


1  Somboby’s Watching Me (Rockwell) 04:53
2  Obscene Phone Caller (Rockwell) 03:22
3  Taxman (George Harrison) 03:54
4  Change Your Ways (Curtis Nolen; Norman Dozier) 04:20
5  Runaway (Curtis Nolen; Norman Dozier) 04:19
6  Wasting Away (Curtis Nolen; Norman Dozier) 03:53
7  Knife (Mitchell Bottler; Norma Helms) 05:02
8  Foreign Country (Curtis Nolen; Norman Dozier) 05:56


Bass (synthesizer)Gregg Karukas
Bass (synthesizer)Curtis Nolen
Bass (synthesizer)Rockwell
DrumsPhillip Madayag
GuitarNicholas Brown
GuitarThomas J Parker
KeyboardsCurtis Nolen
KeyboardsGregg Karukas
KeyboardsJim Foelber
KeyboardsMike Lang
KeyboardsNorman Dozier
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SynthesizerCurtis Nolen
SynthesizerGregg Karukas
SynthesizerJim Foelber
SynthesizerMike Lang
SynthesizerNorman Dozier
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
SynthesizerRussell Ferrante
Background VocalsCurtis Nolen
Background VocalsJermaine Jackson
Background VocalsLyndie White
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsNorman Dozier
Background VocalsOma Drake
Background VocalsTeri DeSario
Background VocalsTerry Young

Other Musicians

1 Somboby’s Watching Me

Background VocalsMichael Jackson

7 Knife

GuitarDavid Cohen
DrumsRicky Lawson

Liner Notes

Producer – Curtis Anthony Nolen
Producer (Executive) – Ray Singleton
Arranged By – Curtis Anthony Nolen
Engineer (Recording) – Arne Frager, Booker T. Jones III, Joe Q. Hall, Scott Skidmore
Mastered By – John Matousek
Mixed By – Arne Frager, Curtis Anthony Nolen, Joe Q. Hall, Rockwell, Steve Smith

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Artwork – Nancy Leiviska
Design – Janet Levinson

Phonographic Copyright (p) Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) Quality Records