Child (song)

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"Child"
Single by Mark Owen
from the album Green Man
B-side "Confused"
"Home"
Released 1 November 1996[1]
Format CD, Cassette
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Pop
Length 3:48
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Mark Owen, Tim Laws, Martin Brammer
Producer(s) Craig Leon
Mark Owen singles chronology
"Child"
(1996)
"Clementine"
(1997)

"Child" is the debut single from former Take That band member, Mark Owen, released on 1 November 1996.[1] It was the first single to be released from Owen's debut album, Green Man. The Beatles-influenced track peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the joint-most successful single of his whole solo career. It was certified silver and sold over 200,000 copies. "Child" was available on both CD and Cassette formats.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single #1
  1. "Child" – 5:05
  2. "Confused" – 4:16
  3. "Home" – 5:04
  4. "Child" (acoustic version) – 3:35
UK CD single #2
  1. "Child" – 5:05
  2. "Confused" – 4:16
  3. "Child" (instrumental) – 3:48
UK Cassette
  1. "Child" – 5:05
  2. "Confused" – 4:16
European CD single[3]
  1. "Child" (radio edit) – 3:48
  2. "Child" (full-length version) – 5:05
  3. "Confused" – 4:16
  4. "Home" – 5:04

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia 24
Austria 10
Belgium (Flanders) 7
Belgium (Wallonia) 9
Denmark[4] 9
European Hot 100[4] 9
Finland 11
Germany 20
Ireland 10
Italy 13
Japan[5] 12
Netherlands 28
Spain (AFYVE) 1
Sweden 30
Switzerland 5
Taiwan[6] 1
UK Singles Chart[7] 3

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Zero" by The Smashing Pumpkins
Spanish Singles Chart 1996 number-one single
November 30th, 1996 for 5 weeks
Succeeded by
"Macarena Christmas" by Los del Río

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Child [CD 1]: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  2. ^ "mark owen child: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Child: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 1996-12-28. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  5. ^ "マーク・オーエン │ オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  6. ^ "IFPI Taiwan - Single Top 10 (1996/21)". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  7. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28.