Push (Bros album)

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Push
Studio album by Bros
Released March 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Teen pop, dance-pop
Length 42:13
Label CBS
Producer Nicky Graham
Bros chronology
Push
(1988)
The Time
(1989)
Singles from Push
  1. "I Owe You Nothing"
    Released: 1987
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Drop the Boy"
    Released: 1988
  4. "I Owe You Nothing (reissue)"
    Released: 1988
  5. "I Quit"
    Released: 1988
  6. "Cat Among the Pigeons / Silent Night"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Push was the debut album from British pop band Bros and was released in 1988. The album reached No. 2 on the UK Top 40 and spawned five hit singles, including the reissue of "I Owe You Nothing" which reached No. 1 in June 1988.[2] The album went 4× Platinum in the UK.[3] The album spent 54 weeks on the UK Top 75 Albums chart.[4] In late 2013, a 25th Anniversary 3 CD remastered edition through Cherry Red Records was released. The song "Silent Night" (B-Side to "Cat Among The Pigeons") featured for the very first time on the "Push" album (expanded edition).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Brothers (a pseudonym for Nicky Graham)

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "When Will I Be Famous?"   5:02
2. "Drop the Boy"   4:08
3. "Ten out of Ten"   4:06
4. "Liar"   3:42
5. "Love to Hate You"   5:17
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "I Owe You Nothing"   3:40
2. "I Quit"   3:32
3. "It's a Jungle Out There"   4:14
4. "Shocked"   4:19
5. "Cat Among the Pigeons"   4:05

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[5] 4
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 14
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 32
European Albums Chart[6] 6
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 7
French Albums Chart[8] 22
German Albums Chart[9] 6
Irish Albums Chart[citation needed] 1
Italian Albums Chart[10] 7
Japanese Albums Chart[11] 49
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[5] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 6
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 31
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 29
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 3
UK Albums Chart[4] 2
US Billboard 200[13] 171

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[14] 2× Platinum 140,000^
France (SNEP)[15] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[16] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[18] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[20] 1× Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[21] 4

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1980–89) Position
UK Albums Chart[22] 53

Chart performance[edit]

In the UK Albums Chart, Push was kept off the number 1 spot by the compilation album Now 11 for two weeks, and then by Tracy Chapman's self-titled album for a week although Push did sell more copies than both albums and ranked as the 4th best-selling UK album for 1988.

Credits[edit]

Performance[edit]

Bros are:
Matt Goss – vocals
Luke Goss – drums
Craig Logan – bass

Also appearing

Nicky Graham – keyboards, programming and arranging
Pete Glenister – guitars
Andy Richards – Fairlight Series III
Jimmie Gallagher – saxophones
Helena Springs – backing vocals (appears by courtesy of Arista)
Dee Lewis – backing vocals (appears by courtesy of Phonogram)
Shirley Lewis – backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Mixed and Produced by Nicky Graham
  • Recorded at Hot Nights Studio, London, England
  • Recorded by Simon Humphrey, Robin Sellers, John Brand
  • Mixed at Sarm Studios (East), London, England
  • Engineered by Christopher Marc Potter
  • Assisted by Alex Osman, Richard Edwards
  • All songs written by The Brothers

   The Brothers is a pseudonym for Nicky Graham.

  • Designed by Three Associates
  • Photography by Neil Matthews

Songs published by Graham Music Publishers Ltd. / Virgin Music (Pubs) Ltd.

Management[edit]

Tom Watkins & Mick Newton
with Marc Evans & Rob Holden
at Three Associates

Versions[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • LP: CBS 460629 1[23]
  • CD: CBS 460629 2[24]
  • CD: CBS 460629 9 (CD Picture Disc)
  • CD: Columbia 460629 2 (2004 reissue)
  • 3CD: Cherry Red CDPOP137 (2013 reissue)

United States[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • European CD release 1988, catalogue number CBS 460629 2, EAN 5099746062927

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swift, Brendan. Push at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Chart Stats – Bros – I Owe You Nothing {1988}". chartstats.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Bros – Push". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Push in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  4. ^ a b "Chart Stats – Bros – Push". chartstats.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Bros - Push - swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  6. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=bSQEAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1%7Ctitle=Hits of the World – Eurochart|work=Billboard|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc.|date=30 April 1988
  7. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  8. ^ InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste
  9. ^ charts.de
  10. ^ Hit Parade Italia – ALBUM 1988
  11. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/3167/ranking/cd_album/
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ Bros | Billboard
  14. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION.
  15. ^ "French album certifications – Bros – Push" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bros; 'Push')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392. 
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bros; 'Push')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Bros – Push". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Push in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  20. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1989". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 
  21. ^ 1980s Albums Chart Archive "Top Albums of 1988". everyhit.com. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  22. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com
  23. ^ Push (Bros album) at Discogs
  24. ^ Push (Bros album) at Discogs
  25. ^ Push (Bros album) at Discogs