"Speak Like a Child" was the debut single from The Style Council and was included on the album, Introducing The Style Council in 1983 (see 1983 in music). Backed with "Party Chambers", it became a hit, peaking at #4 on the UK Singles Chart. Paul Weller and Mick Talbot were already well-known from their previous bands, The Jam and The Merton Parkas, respectively. It has remained one of their most enduring hits.
The single also features Tracie Young, who had just signed to Weller's Respond Records label, on backing vocals.