You Are in My System

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"You Are in My System"
Single by The System
from the album Sweat
Released 1982
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded August 1982
Genre Emotio-electro
Length 7:43 (12" version)
Label Mirage DMD-384 (US)
Polydor POSPX-580 (UK)
Writer(s) Mic Murphy, David Frank
The System singles chronology
"It's Passion"
(1982)
"You Are In My System"
(1983)
"I Won't Let Go"
(1983)

"You Are in My System" is a synth-boogie song recorded by American "emotio-electro" band The System. The song, written by Mic Murphy and David Frank, was released in 1982 by Mirage Records. The song is also included on their 1983 album Sweat.

"You Are in My System" was a minor hit for The System, reaching No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topping the Black Singles, and Club Play Singles charts.[1] [2]

There is also a Spanish version of the song called "Tu Estas En Mi Systema", which was released by The System in 1983.

New Jersey house musician Kerri Chandler produced a remix of the original and Spanish vocal for Ibadan Records in 1998.

Robert Palmer version[edit]

"You Are in My System"
Single by Robert Palmer
from the album Pride
Released 1983
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre Rock, post-disco, dance-rock, new wave
Length 6:08 (12" version)
Label Island IS-104 (UK)
Writer(s) Mic Murphy, David Frank

In 1983, the song was covered by the English pop rock singer Robert Palmer. This version, which was produced by Palmer and remixed by Dominique Blanc-Francard, reached No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also reached No. 33 on the Mainstream Rock chart.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

The System[edit]

12" vinyl[5]
  • US: Mirage / DMD-384
  • a 1982 release
Side A
No. Title Length
1. ""You Are in My System" (Vocal)"   7:43
Side B
No. Title Length
1. ""You Are in My System" (Vocal)"   7:43
12" vinyl[5]
  • UK: Polydor / POSPX 580
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "You Are in My System"   7:44
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Now I Am Electric"   4:06

Robert Palmer[edit]

12" vinyl[6]
  • UK: Island / IS-104
  • a 1983 release
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "You Are in My System"   6:08
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Deadline"   3:53

Personnel[edit]

The System[edit]

  • Producer: Mic Murphy, David Frank
  • Songwriter: Mic Murphy, David Frank
  • Produced by Mic Murphy and David Frank for Science Lab Productions.

Robert Palmer[edit]

  • Executive Producer: David Harper
  • Arrangement: Robert Palmer
  • Producer: Robert Palmer
  • Photography: Peter Ashworth
  • Mixing: Dominique Blanc-Francard
  • Music: RP Band

Chart performance[edit]

The System version[edit]

Chart (1982/1983) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 89
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 64
US Billboard R&B Singles[1] 10
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[1] 14

Robert Palmer version[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[4] 53
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 78
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 33
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[3] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "(((The System' discography))) on Allmusic". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b "The System at ChartsStats". ChartsStats. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Robert Palmer at Allmusic". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Robert Palmer at ChartStats". ChartStats. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  5. ^ a b ""You Are in My System" (Mirage) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  6. ^ "You Are in My System". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-24.