War Child (Blondie song)

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This article is about the Blondie song. For The Cranberries song, see To the Faithful Departed.
"War Child"
Single by Blondie
from the album The Hunter
Released July 1982
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1982
Genre New wave
Length 4:01
Label Chrysalis (UK)
Writer(s) Deborah Harry
Nigel Harrison
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Blondie singles chronology
"Island Of Lost Souls"
1982
"War Child"
1982
"Maria"
1999
Debbie Harry singles chronology
"Chrome"
(1981)
"Rush Rush"
(1983)

"War Child" is a 1982 song by the American rock band Blondie, featured on their sixth studio album The Hunter. The song was released as a second single from the album in various countries,[1] but not in the band's native US.

Single information[edit]

"War Child" was written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison, who had previously written the hits "One Way or Another" and "Union City Blue" together. The lyrics make reference to war in Cambodia and Middle East. The single was the lowest charting Blondie single to date in the U.K. at the time, peaking at #39 (all of the band's singles up to that point had reached the Top 20). It was the second and final release from the album, and would therefore be the last new Blondie single for some seventeen years, when the band reformed and released "Maria" in 1999.

The B-side to this single was "Little Caesar", also from The Hunter album. The 12" single included an extended remix of the track by producer Mike Chapman, which can be found as a bonus track on EMI's 1994 and 2001 CD re-issues of the album The Hunter.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" (CHS 2624, July 1982) & 7" Picture Disc (CHSP 2624, July 1982)

  1. "War Child" (Deborah Harry, Nigel Harrison) - 3:49 About this sound Listen 
  2. "Little Caesar" (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) - 3:00

UK 12" (12 CHS 2624, July 1982)

  1. "War Child" (12" Mix) (Harry, Harrison) - 8:04
  2. "Little Caesar" (Harry, Stein) - 3:00

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
Position
Australia 96
Irish Singles Chart[2] 21
UK Singles Chart[3] 39

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "War Child - 1982". rip-her-to-shreds.com. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Island of Lost Souls in Irish Chart". IRMA. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  Only one result when searching "War Child" by song title
  3. ^ "Blondie". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 May 2013.