French Kissin (song)
|Single by Debbie Harry|
|from the album Rockbird|
|Genre||Synthpop, New Wave|
|Debbie Harry singles chronology|
"French Kissin" a.k.a. "French Kissin' in the USA" is a song recorded by the American singer Debbie Harry. Released in 1986, it was the first single to be taken from her album Rockbird. It was written by Chuck Lorre, who would later create the hit television sitcoms Dharma & Greg and Two and a Half Men among others.
Song information 
The song was released as the album's first single in November 1986, and became a moderate radio hit in the US, peaking at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also Harry's biggest success in the UK, where it reached #8 (her only solo Top 10 single there to date).
For promotion, Harry did a live performance of "French Kissin" and "In Love with Love" on Saturday Night Live, as well as a handful of television interviews in the UK and U.S. in late 1986. A music video was also made and subsequently played on video stations. Besides the regular formats 7" and 12" the single was also released as a limited edition 12" picture disc in the UK.
Harry also recorded a French language version of the track which was released as the B-side of other Rockbird singles and was also included on the 1988 Blondie/Debbie Harry remix compilation Once More into the Bleach.
A cover of the song by Carol Chapman was also featured in the 1989 movie Troop Beverly Hills.
Track listing 
US 7", UK 7" & UK Poster Sleeve 7"
US 12", UK 12" & UK 12" Picture Disc
- "French Kissin" (Dance Mix) (Chuck Lorre) - 7:25
- "French Kissin" (Dub Version) (Chuck Lorre) - 8:02
- "Rockbird" (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) - 3:09
Chart positions 
|US Dance Maxi-Singles Sales||44|
|South Africa Airplay||8|
- Chuck Lorre. "Vanity Card #243". Retrieved 2008-05-13.