Stages (song)

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"Stages"
Single by ZZ Top
from the album Afterburner
Released 1986
Format 7-inch, 12-inch
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 3:32
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
Producer(s) Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology
"Sleeping Bag"
(1985)
"Stages"
(1985)
"Woke Up with Wood"
(1986)

"Stages" is a song by American rock band ZZ Top. It was released as the second single from their ninth studio album Afterburner (1985). It peaked at number 21 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for two weeks.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • 7-inch single (United States)[1]
  1. "Stages" – 3:32
  2. "Can't Stop Rockin'" – 3:01
  • 12-inch single (United States)[2]
  1. "Stages" (extended version) – 5:05
  2. "Stages" – 3:32
  3. "Hi Fi Mama" – 2:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 63
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 23
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 21
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[8] 1

Personnel[edit]

Credits for "Stages" adapted from Afterburner album liner notes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stages (liner notes). ZZ Top. Warner Bros. 1985. 7-28810. 
  2. ^ Stages (liner notes). ZZ Top. Warner Bros. 1985. 0-20431. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Irish singles positions" (To access, enter the search parameter "ZZ Top" in the "Search by Artist" field). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – ZZ Top – Stages". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 1986-02-15" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  7. ^ "ZZ Top Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for ZZ Top. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  8. ^ "ZZ Top – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Afterburner (liner notes). ZZ Top. Warner Bros. Records. 1985. WX 27.