Be Near Me

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"Be Near Me"
ABCBeNearMeSingleCover.jpg
Single by ABC
from the album How to Be a ... Zillionaire!
B-side "A to Z", "What's Your Destination?"
Released 1 April 1985
Format
Recorded December 1984
Genre
Length 3:38
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Martin Fry
  • Mark White
ABC singles chronology
"(How to Be A) Millionaire"
(1984)
"Be Near Me"
(1985)
"Vanity Kills"
(1985)
How to Be a ... Zillionaire! track listing
"Fear of the World"
(1)
"Be Near Me"
(2)
"Vanity Kills"
(3)
Music video
"Be Near Me" on YouTube

"Be Near Me" is a song by the English new wave band ABC. It was released in April 1985 as the second single from their third studio album, How to Be a ... Zillionaire! It peaked at No. 26 on the UK Singles Chart in 1985, and was the only single from the album to reach the UK Top 40. It was more successful in the United States where it reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][3] The song also went to number-one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in September of that year, remaining on top for two weeks.[4]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video shows the four band members in colorful attire playing toy instruments, against a white background and floor while the camera makes a series of rolling, panning and swooping shots.[5]

Track listing[edit]

7" version[edit]

US release

  1. "Be Near Me" – 3:38
  2. "A to Z" – 2:50

UK release

  1. "Be Near Me" – 3:38
  2. "A to Z" – 2:50

12" version[edit]

US release

  1. "Be Near Me" (Munich Disco Mix) – 5:28
  2. "Be Near Me" (Ecstasy Mix) – 4:45
  3. "What's Your Destination?" (instrumental version of "Be Near Me") – 3:36

UK release

  1. "Be Near Me" (Munich Disco Mix) – 5:27
  2. "A to Z" – 2:50
  3. "What's Your Destination?" (instrumental version of "Be Near Me") – 3:38

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 26
US Billboard Hot 100 9
US. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "ABC". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "ABC Chart History". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 16. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 15. 
  5. ^ Be Near Me. MTV. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Dare Me" by Pointer Sisters
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
28 September 1985 – 5 October 1985
Succeeded by
"Oh Sheila" by Ready for the World