Am I Right?

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"Am I Right?"
Erasure - Am I Right? (single).jpg
Single by Erasure
from the album Chorus
B-side "Carry On Clangers", "Let It Flow", "Waiting for Sex", "B3"
Released November 25, 1991
January 11, 1992
Format 12", 7", cassette, CD
Recorded 1991
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:18
Label Mute - MUTE 134
Songwriter(s) Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s) Martyn Phillips
Erasure singles chronology
"Love to Hate You"
(1991)
"Am I Right?"
(1991)
"Breath of Life"
(1992)
Am I Right?
Erasure - Am I Right? (EP).jpg
EP by Erasure
Released 25 November 1991 (1991-11-25)
Recorded 1991
Genre Synthpop
Length 24:55
Label Mute - LCDMUTE134
Producer Martyn Phillips
Erasure chronology
Chorus
(1991)
Am I Right?
(1991)
Abba-esque
(1992)
Erasure singles chronology
Love to Hate You
(1991)
Am I Right?
(1991)
Breath of Life
(1992)

"Am I Right?" is a song by Erasure that was released in Europe and Canada as the third single from their album Chorus.

History[edit]

"Am I Right?" is a synthpop ballad written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell. Lyrically the song examines the feelings of a protagonist who is wandering through the city streets after a romantic separation, while his lover contemplates whether or not they are really in love and want to return to the relationship.

Upon its release "Am I Right?" became the fifteenth consecutive Top 20 song on the UK singles chart for Erasure, peaking at number fifteen. Shortly after the release as a single, the "Am I Right EP" was released, which featured new songs and alternate versions of Erasure singles and album tracks. The "Am I Right EP" peaked at #22 in the UK.

The music video pictures Andy Bell walking down through Amsterdam and sitting down at the "Homomonument" (The Gays' Monument) near the Westerkerk.

Track listings[edit]

7": Mute / MUTE134 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Am I Right?"
  2. "Carry On Clangers" (Edit)
  3. "Let It Flow"
  4. "Waiting for Sex" (Edit)
  • also available on MC (CMUTE134)

12": Mute / 12MUTE134 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Am I Right?" (Dave Bascombe Mix)
  2. "Carry On Clangers"
  3. "Let It Flow"
  4. "Waiting for Sex"

12: Mute / L12MUTE134 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Am I Right?" (The Grid Mix)
  2. "Love to Hate You" (LFO Modulated Mix)
  3. "Chorus" (Vegan Mix)
  4. "B3"

CD: Mute / CDMUTE134 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Am I Right?"
  2. "Let It Flow"
  3. "Waiting for Sex"
  4. "Carry on Clangers"

CD EP: Mute / LCDMUTE134 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Am I Right?" (The Grid Mix)
  2. "Love to Hate You" (LFO Modulated Mix)
  3. "Chorus" (Vegan Mix)
  4. "Perfect Stranger" (Acoustic Version)

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 21 8
Irish Singles Chart[2] 9 3
UK Singles Chart[3] 15 6

Remix E.P. release[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Total
weeks
UK Singles Chart[4] 22 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1962-10-01). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-01-14.