That Was Then but This Is Now

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This article is about the ABC song. For other uses with similar names, see That Was Then This Is Now (disambiguation).
"That Was Then but This Is Now"
Single by ABC
from the album Beauty Stab
B-side "Vertigo"
Released October 1983
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave, synthpop
Label Mercury Records, Neutron Records
Writer(s) Martin Fry
Producer(s) ABC, Gary Langan
ABC singles chronology
"All of My Heart"
(1982)
"That Was Then but This Is Now"
(1983)
"S.O.S."
(1984)

"That Was Then but This Is Now" is a song by the British group ABC. It was released as the first single from their second album Beauty Stab in late 1983.

The single was the band's third entry on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, at #89.

The music video shows them playing on a stage behind a huge Risk-style world map gameboard; scenes of the band playing, accompanied by various flags, are interspersed with scenes of a helicopter taking off and then exploding.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 89

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