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
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Ken Scott
Missing Persons singles chronology
"Windows"
(1982)
"Destination Unknown"
(1982)
"Walking in L.A."
(1982)
"Windows"
(1982)
"Destination Unknown"
(1982)
"Walking in L.A."
(1982)

"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.

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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