Bird of Paradise (Snowy White song)

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"Bird of Paradise"
UK single cover
Single by Snowy White
from the album White Flames
B-side "The Answer"
Released 1983
Format 7", 7" picture disc, 12", CD reissue
Length 4:21
Label Towerbell Records
Songwriter(s) Snowy White
Producer(s) Kuma Harada
Picture disc
UK picture disc
UK picture disc

"Bird of Paradise" is the debut single by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White, from his debut album, White Flames, released in 1983. The single became White's biggest hit, peaking at no. 6 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1984, remaining on the chart for 11 weeks.[1] The song was the only single released from the album, and is White's signature song.

The song has featured on various compilations of White's material, such as Goldtop: Groups & Sessions '74–'94, Pure Gold and The Best of Snowy White. It has also appeared on general compilations, such as Now That's What I Call Music II. White performed the song on the BBC Television show Top of the Pops in 1984.

British radio DJ Steve Wright described "Bird of Paradise" as "one of my favourite songs of all time", after playing the song on BBC Radio 1 during its run in the charts.[2]



Chart (1984) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 32
Belgium (Ultratop 50)[4] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 7
South African Top 20[6] 13
UK Singles Chart[7] 6


  1. ^ "Bird of Paradise". Chartstats. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Sleeve notes for Goldtop: Groups & Sessions '74–'94, RPM Records, 1995
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "". Hung Medien (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "". Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
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  7. ^ "". Retrieved 6 June 2017.