Destination Unknown (song)

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"Destination Unknown"
Destination Unknown (Missing Persons song) coverart.jpg
Single by Missing Persons
from the album Spring Session M
Released September 1982
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Chateau Recorders
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 3:40
Label Capitol
Producer(s) Ken Scott
Missing Persons singles chronology
"Destination Unknown"
"Walking in L.A."
"Destination Unknown"
"Walking in L.A."

"Destination Unknown" is a song by American band Missing Persons. It was written by Terry Bozzio, Dale Bozzio and Warren Cuccurullo with production by Ken Scott. Originally released on the band's self-titled EP (1980), the song was released as a single in September 1982 and appeared on their debut studio album Spring Session M (1982).

In the United States, it was a minor hit spending 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 42 in November 1982.[1][2]

Cover versions and media appearances[edit]

The Replicants covered the song on their 1995 self-titled album.

The Smashing Pumpkins have covered this song; it appears on their 1996 box set The Aeroplane Flies High.

The Chipettes covered the song on the 1998 album The A-Files: Alien Songs.

Erectus Monotone covered the song on the 1992 compilation album "Tannis Root Presents: Freedom of Choice".[3]

This song is used in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on Flash FM.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1982)
  • Peak
  • position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 42

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States September 1982 7" Capitol


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ "Missing Persons - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Tannis Root Presents: Freedom of Choice - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Missing Persons – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Missing Persons. Retrieved December 20, 2015.

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