Back of My Hand (The Jags song)

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"Back Of My Hand"
Single by The Jags
from the album Evening Standards[1]
A-side "Back Of My Hand"
B-side "Double Vision (produced by Simon Humphries)"
Released 1979[2]
Recorded 1979[2]
Genre Power pop[2]
Length 3:22
Label Island[2]
Songwriter(s) Nick Watkinson, John Alder[2] (A-side and B-side)
Producer(s) Jon Astley, Phil Chapman (additional production by The Buggles)[3]

"Back of My Hand" is a power pop song by The Jags, written by Nick Watkinson and guitarist John Alder which entered the UK Singles Chart on 8 September 1979. It had a chart life of 10 weeks and peaked at number 17.[2] In the US, the song peaked at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The song was produced by Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.[5]

The song was covered by American musician and actor Drake Bell for his third album Ready, Steady, Go!.


  1. ^ "Jags". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 277. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Discography. Accessed on 23 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Jags - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "David Prever at Drivetime", BBC Radio Oxford, 10 December 2013