Follow the Leaders

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"Follow the Leaders"
Single by Killing Joke
from the album What's THIS For...!
B-side "Follow the Leaders (dub)"
Released May, 1981 (May, 1981)
Format 10" single
7" single
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 15:02
Label E'G Records
Malicious Damage
Writer(s) Jaz Coleman
Kevin "Geordie" Walker
Martin "Youth" Glover
Paul Ferguson
Producer(s) Killing Joke
Nick Launay
Killing Joke singles chronology
"Follow the Leaders"
"Empire Song"
What's THIS For...! track listing
"Follow the Leaders"
7" Italian Release
Follow the Leaders Side A Inner Sleeve
Follow the Leaders Side B Inner Sleeve

Follow the Leaders is Killing Joke's only single from their second studio album, What's THIS For...!. It reached number fifty-five in the UK Singles Chart in May, 1981,[1] and number twenty-five in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[2]

The 7" single was released under Polydor in Italy, and E'G Records in Spain. Both releases featured a different track of Follow the Leaders than the 10" single.[3]

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl single[edit]

Side A
  1. "Follow the Leaders" – 04:05
Side B
  1. "Tension" – 04:27

10" vinyl single[edit]

Side A
  1. "Follow the Leaders" – 5:30
Side B
  1. "Follow the Leaders (Dub)" – 04:04
  2. "Tension" – 04:28


Chart (1981) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 55
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[2] 25


  1. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Killing Joke". Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Killing Joke > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  3. ^ Follow the Leaders at Discogs

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