The single, on the back of "Vienna"'s success, hit #8 on the UK charts, giving Ultravox their second top-ten hit. There is currently no known music video available for the song, although the song was used to infectious effect in the first skateboarding video, Powell Peralta's promotional "Skateboarding in the '80's", featuring future legends Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen.
"All Stood Still" is the first Ultravox single to have an extended 12" version of the a-side. The b-sides are two original instrumentals. "Keep Torque-ing" is listed on the Rare, Vol. 1 compilation as "Keep Talking"; it is generally accepted that the latter is the correct name for the track.