Over My Shoulder (Mike + The Mechanics song)

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"Over My Shoulder"
Single by Mike + The Mechanics
from the album Beggar on a Beach of Gold
B-side "Something to Believe in"
Released February 1995
Format CD maxi
Recorded 1994
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:34
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
Producer(s) Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
Mike + The Mechanics singles chronology
"Everybody Gets A Second Chance"
(1991)
"Over My Shoulder"
(1995)
"A Beggar on a Beach of Gold"
(1995)

"Over My Shoulder" is a pop rock song by English supergroup Mike + The Mechanics. It was released in February 1995 as the first single from their album Beggar on a Beach of Gold. Sung by Paul Carrack, it was the most successful single from that album, peaking at No.12 on UK Singles Chart.[1] Although it failed to crack the UK Top 10, the song became perhaps the band's biggest radio hit.[2] Co-lead vocalist Paul Young, who was foremost on the single's artwork, played rhythm guitar on the track.

Video[edit]

The music video, which features Nick Pickard (of Hollyoaks), and Tom Fletcher from the British band McFly as a little boy in a classroom, was shot on the village green at Chiddingfold on The Weald in Waverley, Surrey, England.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Over My Shoulder" – 3:34
  2. "Something to Believe in" – 4:19
  3. "Word of Mouth" – 3:55
  4. "Over My Shoulder" (live) – 5:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 21
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 22
France (SNEP)[4] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 44
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 30
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[1] 12
End of year chart (1995) Position
French Singles Chart[8] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UK Singles Chart (Link redirected to OCC website) (Retrieved 2 January 2009)
  2. ^ "Mike + The Mechanics: The Videos". Episode 1/1. 1998. 15 minutes in. Channel 4.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder" (in French). Les classement single.
  5. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Mike & The Mechanics > Over My Shoulder – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 2 January 2009)
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 30 January 2009)