Charity (song)

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Single by Skunk Anansie
from the album Paranoid and Sunburnt
B-side "Used"
"Killer's War"
"Kept My Mouth Shut"
"I Can Dream" (Live)
"Punk by Numbers" (Live)
"Here I Stand" (Live)
"It Takes Blood and Guts"
"Intellectualise My Blackness" (Live)
Released September 1995 and April 1996
Format CD, Cassette, Vinyl Record
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk
Length 4:36
Label One Little Indian (UK)
Writer(s) Skin, Len Arran
Producer(s) Sylvia Massy. Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie singles chronology
"I Can Dream"
Re-Release Artwork (CD1)
Re-Release Artwork (CD2)

"Charity" is a song by Skunk Anansie, released as their third single in July 1995, and re-released in April 1996. The original release reached #40 in the UK Singles Chart, but the re-release topped that effort reaching #20. When re-released, two new CDs were available. CD1 contained live versions of "I Can Dream" and "Punk by Numbers", and CD2 was featured live versions of tracks from Paranoid and Sunburnt.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David Mould. Stills of the music video were used as covers for the single.

Track listing[edit]

Original release CD single[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Charity" 4:36
2. "Used" 4:54
3. "Killer's War" 4:00
4. "Kept My Mouth Shut" 3:38

Re-release CD Single - CD1[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Charity" 4:36
2. "I Can Dream Live" 3:36
3. "Punk By Numbers (Live)" 2:48

Re-release CD Single - CD2[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Charity (Live)" 4:53
2. "Here I Stand (Live) " 5:33
3. "It Takes Blood and Guts[1] (Live)" 4:28
4. "Intellectualise My Blackness (Live) " 4:21

10" vinyl[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Charity" 4:36
2. "Used" 4:54
3. "Killer's War" 4:00


  1. ^ The actual title is "It Takes Blood And Guts To Be This Way But Im Still Just A Cliché" but has been shortened for display purposes.