Another Girl, Another Planet
|"Another Girl, Another Planet"|
|Single by The Only Ones|
|from the album The Only Ones|
|The Only Ones singles chronology|
"Another Girl, Another Planet" is a song by the English rock band The Only Ones, the second track on their first album, The Only Ones, released in 1978. The song has since been covered by several other performers.
Background and content
"Another Girl, Another Planet" is The Only Ones' most successful song and has been covered by several other artists. However, the track was not a chart hit upon its initial release in 1978. Its first chart appearance was in July 1981 – at No. 44, for one week, on the New Zealand chart. It was re-released in the UK in January 1992, backed with "Pretty in Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs to promote the compilation album, Sound of the Suburbs, and appeared in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks, peaking at No. 57.
It was recorded on a 16-track analogue Studer tape machine and an ex Steve Marriot Helios mixing console at Escape Studios, a residential facility in Egerton, Kent, UK, by engineer/producer John Burns, assisted by Ian (now, Jennifer) Maidman, and later worked on and mixed at Basing Street studios by Robert Ash.
In popular culture
The song's title was used as the name of a 1992 American independent movie directed by Michael Almereyda, though the song does not appear in the film. It does appear, though, in four films and their soundtracks: That Summer! (1979), Different for Girls (1996), Me Without You (2001), and D.E.B.S. (2004)
|"Another Girl Another Planet"|
|Promotional single by Blink-182 from the album Greatest Hits|
Larrabee Sound Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
|US Pop 100 (Billboard)||99|
Other cover versions have been recorded by;
- Greg Kihn in 1986.
- The Replacements recorded as the B-side of one of their final singles, "Achin' to Be", in 1989.
- The Lightning Seeds' single "Ready or Not" had it as a B-side.
- The Mighty Lemon Drops, on the 1991 album Just Say Anything
- The Mushuganas had a cover on their self-titled album in 1998.
- Belle and Sebastian
- Ex-Hefner member Jack Hayter
- The London Punkharmonic Orchestra released Symphony Of Destruction: Punk Goes Classical, an album of late 1970s punk/new wave songs redone in classical arrangements, including "Another Girl, Another Planet".
- The Nutley Brass recorded an easy-listening, brass-band synthesiser version.
- The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have covered it in their pseudo-twenties, seven-ukulele-and-voice style, as featured on their compilation album Top Notch.
- The Wimmins' Institute released a mashup of the song with "Let It Go", with which it shares a chord progression, in 2015, with an accompanying video.
-  Archived January 18, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
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