Player is an American rock band during the late 1970s. Their #1 hit, "Baby Come Back" was written by Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley. Player first came together in Los Angeles, California. The original members included Peter Beckett (lead vocals, guitar), John Charles "J.C." Crowley (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Ronn Moss (bass, vocals) and John Friesen (drums).
Their biggest hit, "Baby Come Back", rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 and was a chart success in other countries. Their follow up single "This Time I'm In It For Love" also peaked at No. 10 the same year. Among several notable accolades, Player was named Billboard's Best New Singles Artist of 1978. Eric Clapton became so impressed with Player that he invited them to open for him during his 1978 North American tour. This further fueled their popularity.
The band's No. 1 signature song, "Baby Come Back", was used in the 2007 film Transformers in a scene where Bumblebee purposely stalls in a romantic location so that the protagonist, Sam Witwicky (played by Shia LaBeouf), can have some alone time with the object of his romantic desires, Mikaela Banes (played by Megan Fox). When Mikaela is about to leave, Bumblebee eventually restarts and plays the song. [wikipedia]