If the Kids Are United

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"If the Kids Are United"
Single by Sham 69
B-side Sunday Morning Nightmare
Released July 1978 (1978-07)
Genre Punk rock
Label Polydor (2059 050)
Writer(s) Dave Guy Parsons and Jimmy Pursey
"If the Kids Are United"
Single by Die Toten Hosen featuring Jimmy Pursey
from the album Learning English, Lesson One
Released 1992 (1992)
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:08
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Dave Guy Parsons and Jimmy Pursey
Die Toten Hosen chronology
"Whole Wide World"
(1992)
"If the Kids Are United"
(1992)
"Mehr davon"
(1992)

"If the Kids Are United" is a song by Sham 69. The single, backed by the B-side "Sunday Morning Nightmare", was a success and reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart on July 1978.[1] The song was also featured on their 1980 compilation album, The First, the Best and the Last. The song was covered by the German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen in 1991 for their cover album Learning English, Lesson One. Released as a single in 1992, it features Jimmy Pursey as a guest musician. Both the B-sides are Sham 69 covers. The CD single is designed to resemble a sawtooth.

"If the Kids Are United" also features on many other compilation and live albums, and it has been covered by many artists and bands such as Wat Tyler, Rancid, 7 Seconds, Oi Polloi, DJ Paul, Angelic Upstarts, Red Alert, Bérurier Noir, Sham Pistols, The Kids, Mamma's Boys, Atari Teenage Riot, The Duke Spirit, Le Bal des Enragés and Pluramon.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "If the Kids Are United"
Side two
  1. "Sunday Morning Nightmare"

Track listing (Die Toten Hosen single)[edit]

  1. "If the Kids Are United"
  2. "Individual"
  3. "Blackpool"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 869. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ "IF THE KIDS ARE UNITED (144)" (DLL). allmusic. [dead link]