Uncle Sam (song)

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"Uncle Sam"
Single by Madness
from the album Mad Not Mad
Released October 14, 1985
Format vinyl record 7"
Genre Ska, pop
Length 3:04
Label Zarjazz
Writer(s) Lee Thompson
Chris Foreman
Producer(s) Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Madness singles chronology
"Yesterday's Men" "Uncle Sam" "Sweetest Girl"
Divine Madness track listing
"Yesterday's Men"
"Uncle Sam'"
"(Waiting For) The Ghost Train"

"Uncle Sam" is a single by British band Madness from their 1985 album Mad Not Mad. The single spent 11 weeks in British charts peaking at number 21, ending a run of 20 consecutive top 20 entries stretching back to their 1979 debut "The Prince". It was also issued in a 'Flag Bag' - the 7" single wrapped in an American flag with the titles in Russian printed on the flag. The song's lyrics are the narrative of a soldier's experiences in World War II. The track was edited for release as a single, the album version being over a minute longer.

Track listing[edit]

7" Single:

  1. "Uncle Sam" - 3:04 (Horns:- Gary Barnacle)
  2. "Please Don't Go" - 3:21

12" single:

  1. "Uncle Sam (Raygun Mix)" - 6:42
  2. "Uncle Sam (demo)"
  3. "Please Don't Go" - 3:26

7" Picture Disc:

A Side (45rpm)

  1. "Uncle Sam" 3:04

B Side (33rpm)

  1. "Please Don't Go" 3:26
  2. "Inanity Over Christmas" 3:50

|- !Chart (1985) !Peak
position !Total
weeks |- |align="left"|UK Singles Chart[1] | style="text-align:center;"|21 | style="text-align:center;"|11 |}


  1. ^ Madness at Official Charts Company Retrieved 21 June 2013