The King and Queen of America

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"The King and Queen of America"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album We Too Are One
Released January 1990
Format 7", 12", cassette single, CD-single
Recorded September 1988
Genre Pop rock
Label RCA
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Jimmy Iovine
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Don't Ask Me Why"
(1989)
"The King and Queen of America"
(1990)
"Angel"
(1990)

"The King and Queen of America" is a song recorded by pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart with Jimmy Iovine. The track appears on their album We Too Are One and was released as the album's third UK single in January 1990.

The song's music video showed Lennox and Stewart in a variety of costumes and settings which parodied various aspects of American pop culture, including a game show host and hostess, singing cowboy and cowgirl à la Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Although not released as a single in the United States, "The King and Queen of America" received a fair amount of airplay on MTV.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 16
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 38
French Singles Chart[2] 98
German Singles Chart[3] 51
Irish Singles Chart[4] 23
Japanese Singles Chart[citation needed] 62
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 31
UK Singles Chart[5] 29

Official Versions[edit]

1. LP Version (4:34) 2. (Dance Mix) (6:14)

UK 7" B-side: See No Evil (Non-LP Track) - 4:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - The King And Queen Of America". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  2. ^ "InfoDisc : Tout les Titres par Artiste". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung / Eurythmics / Single". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Eurythmics - The King and Queen Of America". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2011-06-09.