Back to the Wall (song)

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"Back to the Wall"
Single by Divinyls
from the album Temperamental
B-side "Fighting"
"Out of Time"
Released 12 March 1988
Format 7" Single, 12" Single
Recorded 1988
Genre Rock
Length 4:38
Label Chrysalis Records
Writer(s) Christina Amphlett
Mark McEntee
Richard Feldman
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Divinyls singles chronology
"Heart Telegraph"
"Back to the Wall"
"Hey Little Boy"

"Back to the Wall" is a song by Australian rock group Divinyls. Released in 1988 as the lead single from their third studio album Temperamental, the song made the top forty on the Australian singles chart.


By October 1986, Divinyls had been reduced to the duo of Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntee. Their third studio album Temperamental was in the recording stages and their label Chrysalis Records informed them that it would be make-or-break record, largely depending on whether it received attention internationally such as in the US.

"Back to the Wall" was released in early-mid 1988 as the album's lead single, where it made the top forty on the Australian Singles Chart, peaking at number thirty-three.[1]

The song was played in the 1988 hit horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and is on the soundtrack to the film.

Track listing[edit]

Australian 7" single
  1. "Back to the Wall" - 4:38
  2. "Fighting" - 3:45
Australian 12" single
  1. "Back to the Wall" - 4:38
  2. "Fighting" - 3:45
  3. "Out of Time" - 5:46


Chart (1988) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart[2] 33


  1. ^ Steffen Hung (2009-12-26). "Divinyls - Back To The Wall". Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 91. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 

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