Eloise (Paul Ryan song)

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"Eloise"
Single by Barry Ryan with The Majority
B-side "Love I Almost Found You"
Released 1968
Format 7", 45rpm
Genre Power pop, progressive rock
Length 5:41
Label MGM 1442
Writer(s) Paul Ryan
Producer(s) Bill Landis
Barry Ryan chronology
"Goodbye"
(1968)
"Eloise"
(1968)
"Love Is Love"
(1968)
"Eloise"
Single by The Damned
B-side "Temptation"
Released 27 January 1986
Format 7"/12" single
Recorded 1985
Genre Gothic rock
Length 5:07
Label MCA
GRIM 4
Writer(s) Paul Ryan
Producer(s) Jon Kelly
The Damned singles chronology
"Is It a Dream?"
(1985)
"Eloise"
(1986)
"Anything"
(1986)

"Eloise" is a pop song first released in 1968. It was sung by Barry Ryan, and written by his twin brother Paul Ryan. Running for a little over five minutes, it featured strong orchestration, strong vocals, and a brief slow interlude. It sold 3 million copies worldwide,[1] and reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart as published by Record Retailer,[2] but hit number 1 in the NME and Melody Maker charts. It topped the chart in seventeen countries.[1][3]

The Damned version[edit]

On the back of the commercial success of the Phantasmagoria album, in 1986 The Damned released their cover of the track as a single. They were rewarded with their biggest hit, when it reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart,[4] boosted by two different 12" releases. It was not included on any studio albums, but has since been issued on several Damned compilations.

MCA also issued the single in Germany, Australia, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Eloise" (Paul Ryan) - 5:07
  2. "Temptation" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick)

Bonus Tracks on 12" single: -

  1. "Beat Girl" (Barry, Peacock) - 2:20
  2. "Eloise (Extended Version)" (Ryan) - 7:46
  3. "Eloise (No Sleep Until Wednesday Mix)" (Ryan) - 6:50

Production credits[edit]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 195. CN 5585. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 476. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ austriancharts.at Barry Ryan chart positions: Switzerland (1), Austria (2), Norway (2)
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 138. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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