Rush Hour (song)
|Single by Jane Wiedlin|
|from the album Fur|
|B-side||"End of Love"|
|Format||7", 12", CD, cassette|
|Writer(s)||Jane Wiedlin, Peter Rafelson|
|Jane Wiedlin singles chronology|
"Rush Hour" is a pop song by Go Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin, taken from her second album Fur. It was backed by a fellow album track, the percussive, melancholy "End of Love". The 12-inch single featured an extended remix by Rusty Garner and an instrumental version.
"Rush Hour" was Wiedlin's most successful single, reaching #9 in the U.S. and #12 in the UK. The song is upbeat and features a mainly programmed backing, with an electric guitar solo. Its central hook is "Oooh you send me".
The original was recently remixed by a team of producers including James Hockley and Ed Lucas, as well as two unnamed but "well known" music industry figures, under the moniker "SJB". This mix was featured on the Ministry of Sound 2007 Annual.
- British surf-rock band The Yum Yums covered the song on their 1992 album Sweet As Candy.
- A cover version by Joyrider was heard in the closing seconds of the last episode in the second series of This Life, in 1997.
- A remixed Eurodance version was recorded by DJ Magical for Dancemania SPEED 3, released in 1999.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||9|
|UK Singles Chart||12|
|Irish Singles Chart||8|