Brand New Lover

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"Brand New Lover"
DeadOrAlive BrandNewLover.jpg
Single by Dead or Alive
from the album Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
B-side "In Too Deep" (live)
Released September 1986
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave, Hi-NRG, dance-rock
Length 5:19
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Pete Burns, Tim Lever, Mike Percy, Steve Coy
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Dead or Alive singles chronology
"My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)"
(1985)
"Brand New Lover"
(1986)
"Something in My House"
(1987)
"My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)"
(1985)
"Brand New Lover"
(1986)
"Something in My House"
(1987)
Audio sample

"Brand New Lover" is a song recorded by the British band Dead or Alive. It was the lead single released from the band's third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know on Epic Records. The lyrics describe the singer's desire to leave his current partner for one who is more exciting. His motivation is that he admittedly does not desire a stable relationship with one partner, but rather is "a pleasure seeker." It achieved international success when released as a single in 1986.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7", 1986
No. Title Length
1. "Brand New Lover" 3:35
2. "In Too Deep (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, July 1985)" 4:34
UK 12" single, 1986
No. Title Length
1. "Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey's Love Bubble Club Mix)" 9:00
2. "Brand New Lover (Instrumental)" 4:15
3. "In Too Deep (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, July 1985)" 4:34
US 12" single, 1986
No. Title Length
1. "Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey's Love Bubble Club Mix)" 9:00
2. "Brand New Lover (Instrumental)" 4:15
3. "Brand New Lover (Up Ducky Mix)" 6:35
4. "In Too Deep (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, July 1985)" 4:34

Chart performance[edit]

The song proved to be more successful in the U.S. and in Japan than in the band's native UK, where it reached number 31. In the US, "Brand New Lover" peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[1] and spent two weeks atop the American dance chart in December 1986.[2]

Chart (1986–87) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 21
Canadian RPM Top Singles 27
Irish Singles Chart 22
Japanese Singles Chart 2
Italian Singles Chart 44
New Zealand [4] 15
UK Singles Chart 31
US Billboard Hot 100 15
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 166. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 72. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 85. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  4. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=3245
Preceded by
"I Can't Turn Around" by J.M. Silk
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
December 6, 1986 – December 13, 1986
Succeeded by
"Control" by Janet Jackson