Chorus (Erasure song)

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Erasure single chorus.jpg
Single by Erasure
from the album Chorus
B-side"Over the Rainbow", "Snappy"
ReleasedJune 17, 1991
Format12", 7", cassette, CD
GenreSynthpop, rock
LabelMute (UK)
Sire (U.S.)
Songwriter(s)Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s)Martyn Phillips
Erasure singles chronology
"Love to Hate You"

"Chorus" is a song by Erasure. It is the title track of and first single from the duo's fifth studio album Chorus. It was released in 1991 by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. Produced by Martyn Phillips and written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, "Chorus" is an uptempo synthpop song featuring Clarke's signature electronic soundscapes and Phillips' pristine, computerized production.

Issued prior to the release of the Chorus album, the single returned Erasure to the upper-reaches of the UK singles chart, reaching number three. "Chorus" was also a success in Germany, where it peaked at number 17. The single became Erasure's first Billboard Hot 100 entry since "Stop!" in 1989, climbing to number 83. It was more successful on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where it peaked at number 14. The Song also reached #67 on the US Radio Songs which measures radio airplay on several US Stations.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (MUTE125) / Cassette Single (CMUTE125)[edit]

  1. "Chorus"
  2. "Over the Rainbow"

12" single (12MUTE125)[edit]

  1. "Chorus" (Pure Trance Mix)
  2. "Chorus"
  3. "Snappy" (The Spice Has Risen Mix)
  4. "Chorus" (Transdental Trance Mix)

CD single (CDMUTE125)[edit]

  1. "Chorus"
  2. "Chorus" (Transdental Trance Mix)
  3. "Snappy"
  4. "Over the Rainbow"

CD single (USA release, SIRE 9 40123-2)[edit]

  1. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Single Mix by Dave Bascombe)
  2. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Pure Trance mix by Youth)
  3. "Snappy" (12" remix by Martyn Phillips)
  4. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Aggressive trance mix by Youth)
  5. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Transdental trance mix by Youth)
  6. "Snappy" (The Spice has risen mix by Justin Robertson)
  7. "Over The Rainbow"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 77
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 20
Belgian Singles Chart 21
Dutch Singles Chart 72
Denmark (IFPI)[3] 3
Finnish Singles Chart[4] 15
German Singles Chart 17
Greek Singles Chart 12
Irish Singles Chart 4
Norwegian Singles Chart 18
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 37
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 10
UK Singles Chart[7] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 83
US Hot Dance Music/Club Play[8] 14
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[8] 6
US Modern Rock Tracks[8] 4


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