The Bug

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"The Bug"
Single by Dire Straits
from the album On Every Street
B-side "Twisting by the Pool"
(7" & CD)
"Expresso Love"
(CD)
Walk of Life
(CD)
Released 1992
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 1991
Genre Roots rock
Length 4:16
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits singles chronology
"On Every Street"
(1992)
"The Bug"
(1992)
"You and Your Friend"
(1992)
On Every Street track listing
Fade to Black
(4)
"The Bug"
(5)
You and Your Friend
(6)

"The Bug" is a song written by Mark Knopfler and originally performed by Dire Straits on the final studio album by the band, On Every Street (1991). It was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1992 and also recorded on the albums "Blues Ballads" (1996) by The Alex Bollard Assembly and "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" (2002) by Mike Berry & The Outlaws.

Dire Straits[edit]

The song is the fourth and final UK single from the album On Every Street by English rock band Dire Straits, and it also was to be Dire Straits' final single release in the UK. Other songs from the album were released as singles in selected countries ("You and Your Friend" in France and Germany or "Ticket to Heaven" in Netherlands).

7" vinyl single[edit]

  1. "The Bug"
  2. "Twisting by the Pool"

5" CD single[edit]

  1. "The Bug"
  2. "Twisting by the Pool"
  3. "Expresso Love"
  4. "Walk of Life"


Mary Chapin Carpenter[edit]

"The Bug"
Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from the album Come On Come On
B-side Rhythm of the Blues
Released 9 August 1993
Format 7" vinyl, CD single
Recorded Bias Studios
Genre Country
Length 3:48
Label Columbia
Producer(s) John Jennings, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Buckingham
Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology
"The Hard Way"
(1993)
"The Bug"
(1993)
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her"
(1993)

The song was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter on her 1992 album Come On Come On and was released as a single the next year, peaking at 16 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks.[1] This version of the song is also included on the soundtrack of the 2006 computer animated film Everyone's Hero.

Chart positions[edit]

"The Bug" debuted at number 63 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of 21 August 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 22
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artist Chart History
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. October 23, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mary Chapin Carpenter.