Tenderness (song)

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"Tenderness"
Single by General Public
from the album All the Rage
Released May 1984
Format 7"
Recorded 1983
Genre New wave
Length 3:35
Label I.R.S. Records
Writer(s) Mickey Billingham
General Public singles chronology
"Dishwasher"
(1984)
"Tenderness"
(1984)
"Never You Done That"
(1984)

"Tenderness" is a song by General Public from their 1984 album All the Rage, produced by I.R.S. Records.

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The song's lyrics tell about a man who really needs tenderness to feel like a man. It was one of the band's first singles. The single cover of the extended versions has a sentence reading "words like conviction can turn into a sentence".

It was used towards the end of the films Weird Science and Clueless, and is featured on the former's soundtrack.

American mixed martial artist and former UFC fighter Dave Kaplan used the song as his entrance theme at TUF 8 Finale in 2008.

It was also used in the 2011 film Just Go with It, in the movie and in the trailer as a mash-up along with "Umbrella" by Rihanna (which was also heard in the movie).

A part of the instrumental was used in commercials for the Target retail chain store in 2010–2011.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984/1985) Peak
Position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart 50
Canadian Singles Chart 11
UK Singles Chart 95
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks 39

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