Rush Rush (Debbie Harry song)

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"Rush Rush"
U.S. cover art
Single by Debbie Harry
from the album Scarface
Released December 1983
Genre New Wave, Synthpop, Dance
Label Chrysalis Records
Writer(s) Deborah Harry, Giorgio Moroder
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Debbie Harry singles chronology
"Chrome"
(1981)
"Rush Rush"
(1983)
"Feel the Spin"
(1985)
Music sample

"Rush Rush" is a song by the American vocalist Debbie Harry. Released as a single in 1983, it is taken from the soundtrack album of the film Scarface (1983).

Song information[edit]

"Rush Rush" was the first single Harry released after Blondie broke up in 1982, and was one of the several projects she worked on in between her first and second solo albums. It was Harry's second collaboration with producer Giorgio Moroder, the first being Blondie's 1980 number-one hit "Call Me" (from the 1980 movie American Gigolo). The song was a reference to drug use, 'llello' being a Latin-American word for cocaine.

"Rush Rush" was released both as a 7" single and an extended 12", the A-side of which would later be included on the 1988 Blondie/Debbie Harry remix compilation Once More into the Bleach as well as Harry's 1999 compilation Most of All - The Best of Deborah Harry. A music video was produced, but it was primarily a montage of clips from Harry's past videos including ones from Blondie.

"Rush Rush" peaked at No. 105 on the US Billboard chart, but became a moderate US dance hit[citation needed]. The single also peaked at No. 87 in UK.

The song was also featured on the Flashback FM radio station in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto III and the 1986 Tom Hanks film The Money Pit.

The song was covered by the British band Happy Mondays for their 2007 album Uncle Dysfunktional, though was not released as a single. The song was also sampled by The Beatnuts for their 2002 song "Yae Yo". In 2008 Septimus Orion covered the song on its first studio album Caged. This album also features a remix of "Rush Rush" called "Trip mix".

Track listing[edit]

US 7"

  1. Debbie Harry: "Rush Rush" (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 3:33
  2. Beth Anderson: "Dance Dance Dance" (Giorgio Moroder, Arthur Barrow) - 2:41

UK 7"

  1. "Rush Rush" (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 3:33
  2. "Rush Rush" (Dub Version) (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 3:26

US & UK 12"

  1. "Rush Rush" (Extended Version) (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 4:45
  2. "Rush Rush" (Extended Dub Version) (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 4:45

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Position
US 105
USA Dance[1] 28
UK[2] 87
New Zealand[3] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Debbie Harry Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Debbie Harry - Rush Rush". Chartstats.com. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rush Rush". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved June 18, 2010.