Sign Your Name

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"Sign Your Name"
Single by Terence Trent D'Arby
from the album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
B-side "Greasy Chicken"
Released 1988
Format 7" single
Recorded 1987
Length 4:37
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby singles chronology
"Dance Little Sister"
"Sign Your Name"

"Sign Your Name" is a song written and performed by Terence Trent D'Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya), released as a single in 1988.

Released in his 1987 album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, it was an international success, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in early 1988 and number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was remixed by Lee "Scratch" Perry for some European releases. The music video was directed by Vaughan Arnell and was premiered in January 1988.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" single

  1. "Sign Your Name" – 4:45
  2. "Greasy Chicken" – 4:40


Sheryl Crow version[edit]

"Sign Your Name"
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album 100 Miles from Memphis
Released September 15, 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Pop, soul
Length 5:38
Label A&M
Writer(s) Terence Trent D'Arby
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley

Sheryl Crow released her rendition of the song as the second single for her eighth studio album, 100 Miles from Memphis in 2010. It features Justin Timberlake on background vocals.[15] The music video, directed by Wayne Isham, was released on September 16, 2010 through her VEVO account.[16]


Chart (2010) Peak
US Adult Album Alternative (Billboard)[17] 18


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  2. ^ ""Sign Your Name", Australian Singles Chart". Australian-charts. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  3. ^ ""Sign Your Name", Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  4. ^ ""Sign Your Name", Dutch Mega Top 100" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  5. ^ ""Sign Your Name", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  7. ^ ""Sign Your Name", New Zealand Singles Chart". Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  9. ^ ""Sign Your Name", Swedish Singles Chart" (in Swedish). Swedishcharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  10. ^ ""Sign Your Name", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  11. ^ ""Sign Your Name", UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c d ", Billboard charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "1988 Belgian Flanders Singles Chart" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Single top 100 over 1988" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  15. ^ Sign Your Name Single and Video
  16. ^ Sign Your Name Music Video Interscope Retrieved 2010-10-14
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