Goody Two Shoes (song)
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|"Goody Two Shoes"|
|Single by Adam Ant|
|from the album Friend or Foe|
|Genre||Power pop, new wave|
|Length||3:28 (album version)
3:15 (single version)
|Writer(s)||Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni|
|Producer||Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni, Chris Hughes|
|Adam Ant singles chronology|
Following the dissolution of Adam and the Ants in early 1982, Adam Ant pursued a solo career. His début as a solo artist, "Goody Two Shoes" was written by Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni and produced by Ant, Pirroni and Chris Hughes. The song details Ant's frustration with press intrusion, which was reinforced by the video and his clean cut image.
The song was an instant hit, reaching number 1 on the UK singles chart for a fortnight in June 1982 and later repeating the feat in Australia. Despite the success, this was his third and final number 1 single. The song was his first and biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, peaking at number 12.
There are two versions of the cover. The first has Adam and the Ants across the top of the sleeve and the later version just Adam Ant. This is probably due to the confusion around the timing of Adam going solo, particularly as the song was performed by three fifths of the band - Adam, Marco and Merrick (Hughes).
There are also two different studio versions of the song. The UK 7" single version is notably different from the re-recorded version which appears on Friend or Foe. The single version has a different, more reverberating drum track. The Friend or Foe version, instead of Hughes on drums, features Bogdan Wiczling, drummer on the rest of the album. This version also appeared on the US edition of the single.
All songs written by Adam Ant except as noted.
- "Goody Two Shoes" (Adam Ant/Marco Pirroni) – 3:15
- "Red Scab" – 4:06
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||1|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||16|
|Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)||19|
|Canada (RPM 50 Singles)||4|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||5|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||8|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||13|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||29|
|Poland (Polish Singles Chart)||22|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||12|
|US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||7|
The video presents a stylized vision of a day in the life of Adam Ant, from dressing in the morning to performing on stage, to being hounded by the media. At the end of the day, he takes home a woman journalist played by British actress Caroline Munro, in effect answering the song's theme question, "What do you do?". The video also starred veteran actors Graham Stark as the butler and Dandy Nichols.
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