Nothing in Common (Thompson Twins song)

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"Nothing In Common"
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Nothing In Common (Soundtrack)
B-side Nothing To Lose
Released July 1986
Format 7" Single, 12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:24
Label Arista Records
Writer(s) Alannah Currie; Tom Bailey
Producer(s) Geoffrey Downes; Tom Bailey
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Revolution"
(1986)
"Nothing In Common"
(1986)
"Get That Love"
(1987)
Alternative cover
Cover used for both 7" and 12" Singles.

"Nothing In Common" is a Thompson Twins' single from 1986 taken from the soundtrack to the movie Nothing In Common. It was written by the duo, Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey. The single peaked at #54 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1]

Promotion[edit]

The single had a promo video to support it featuring Tom Hanks and various clips from the movie.[2] The video's producer was Jon Small for the production company Picture Vision, whilst the director was Meiert Avis.[3]

In both a late August and September 1986 issue of the Billboard magazine, "Nothing in Common" was listed in 'MTV Programming' list. The music video aired on the MTV Network, where the video was listed as receiving active rotation both times.[4][5] Upon the clip's release, Billboard listed the new clip in an early August 1986 issue, where it had just had 'breakout rotation' on the MTV Network.[3]

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Nothing In Common" - 3:24
  2. "Nothing To Lose" - 4:15
12" Single
  1. "Nothing In Common" (7" Single) - 3:30
  2. "Revolution" (Extended Remix) - 6:25 (Lennon/McCartney)
  3. "Nothing In Common" (7" Remix) - 4:08
  4. "Nothing In Common" (Street Mix-Vocal & Instrumental) - 6:22
  5. "Nothing In Common" (Club Mix) - 7:38

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart[6][7] 68
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8][1] 54
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs[1][9] 38

Personnel[edit]

  • Engineer - Owen Davies
  • Produced by Geoffrey Downes and Tom Bailey
  • Technical Coordinator: Robin Goodfellow
  • Artwork direction - Alannah

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thompson Twins. "Thompson Twins - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Thompson Twins - Nothing In Common". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 1986-08-02. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 1986-09-20. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 1986-08-30. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  8. ^ "Thompson Twins Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  9. ^ "Thompson Twins Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-10-01.