Right by Your Side

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This article is about the Eurythmics song. For the song by N-Force and Darren Styles, see Right by Your Side (N-Force and Darren Styles song).
"Right by Your Side"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Touch
Released October 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded March 1983
Genre Pop, calypso
Length 3:52
Label RCA
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Who's That Girl?"
(1983)
"Right by Your Side"
(1983)
"Here Comes the Rain Again"
(1984)
Music video
"Right by Your Side" on YouTube

"Right by Your Side" is a song by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, and produced by Stewart. The track was released as the second single in the UK from Eurythmics' third album Touch.

"Right by Your Side" was something of a departure from previous Eurythmics songs, and is an uptempo love song which features a calypso music instrumental backdrop, complete with synthesized steel drum and marimba sounds and a horn section.

"Right by Your Side" became the fourth consecutive Eurythmics single to hit the Top 10 of the UK singles chart during 1983. It also climbed to number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Track listings[edit]

7"
  • A: "Right By Your Side" (7" Version) - 3:52
  • B: "Right By Your Side" (Party Mix) - 6:27
12"
  • A: "Right By Your Side" (Extended Version) - 12:25
  • B1: "Right By Your Side" (Special Mix) - ?:??
  • B2: "Plus Something Else" * (later released on the Remastered Re-Issue of the LP 'Touch' (2005)

* this is an instrumental/dub mix of the song "Regrets"; this version of "Regrets" can be found on the EP "Touch Dance" (1984; 12" and CD) - original version of the song "Regrets" from the LP "Touch" (1983).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 28
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 31
German Singles Chart[2] 61
Irish Singles Chart[3] 15
Japanese Singles Chart[citation needed] 90
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 9
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 28
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 13
UK Singles Chart[6] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 29
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart[8] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Right By Your Side". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Right By Your Side". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Right By Your Side". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "ChartArchive - Eurythmics - Right By Your Side". Chartstats.com. 1984-01-14. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/301929/eurythmics/chart?f=379
  8. ^ Eurythmics. "Eurythmics - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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