Hurry Up Harry

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"Hurry Up Harry"
Single by Sham 69
from the album That's Life
B-side No Entry
Released October 1978 (1978-10)
Format 7" vinyl,[1] 45 RPM
Recorded 1978
Genre Punk rock, new wave
Length 3:04
Label Polydor (POSP 7)
Writer(s) David Guy Parsons, Jimmy Pursey
Producer(s) Peter Wilson, Jimmy Pursey
Sham 69 singles chronology
"If the Kids Are United"
(1978)
"Hurry Up Harry"
(1978)
"Questions and Answers
(1979)

"Hurry Up Harry" is a song by English punk rock band Sham 69 was released in October 1978, which came from their second studio album That's Life. The single was backed by the B-side "No Entry". It reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart for 8 weeks .[2] The song was also featured on their 1980 compilation album The First, the Best and the Last and 1989 live album The Complete Sham 69 Live. They also made their special appearances on BBC television show Top of the Pops and performed "Hurry Up Harry". In 2006, the single "Hurry Up England" was released as an alternative football anthem for England's entry in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and it samples with their song "Hurry Up Harry" was released 28 years after. "Hurry Up Harry" was a Top 10 single hit.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Hurry Up Harry"
Side two
  1. "No Entry"

Chart performances[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 869. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  3. ^ "November 1978/ Archive Chart: 25 November 1978" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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