Southside (Texas album)

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Southside
Studio album by Texas
Released 13 March 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Rock, pop rock, alternative rock, country rock
Length 44:53
Label Mercury
Vertigo (US/Canada)
Producer Tim Palmer
Texas chronology
Southside
(1989)
Mothers Heaven
(1991)
Singles from Southside
  1. "I Don't Want a Lover"
    Released: January 1989
  2. "Thrill Has Gone"
    Released: April 1989
  3. "Everyday Now"
    Released: August 1989
  4. "Prayer for You"
    Released: November 1989

Southside is the debut album of the Scottish rock band Texas. It was released on 13 March 1989, and peaked at no. 3 in the UK. Within three weeks of release, the album was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.

Background and release[edit]

The album's first single "I Don't Want a Lover" was released in January 1989 and peaked at no. 8 in the UK.[1] Following the release of the album in March, which entered the UK Album Chart at no.3, further singles from the album were less successful. The second single, "Thrill Has Gone", peaked at no. 60, while a third single, "Everyday Now", fared little better at no. 44. Despite this, a fourth single, "Prayer for You", was released in November but stalled at no. 73 in the UK. Despite only one hit single, the album spent 29 weeks on the charts.[2] The album cover art was derived from the poster art for the film Paris, Texas, which inspired the band name.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want a Lover"
  2. "Tell Me Why"
  3. "Everyday Now"
  4. "Southside"
  5. "Prayer for You"
  6. "Faith" (CD only)
  7. "Thrill Has Gone"
  8. "Fight the Feeling"
  9. "Fool for Love"
  10. "One Choice"
  11. "Future Is Promises"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 3
French Albums Chart 3
German Albums Chart 22
Spanish Albums Chart 23
Swiss Albums Chart 14
US Billboard 200 88

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
BPI (UK) Gold (100,000 copies) 29 March 1989

Personnel[edit]

Texas
  • Sharleen Spiteri – vocals, guitar
  • Stuart Kerr – vocals, drums
  • Johnny McElhone – bass
  • Ally McErlaine – guitar
Other Personnel
  • Tim Palmer – producer/audio mixer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Texas – Southside". Chart Stats. 1989-03-25. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2012-01-12.