Eat the Music

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"Eat the Music"
Eat the Music.jpg
Single by Kate Bush
from the album The Red Shoes
B-side "Eat the Music" (12" Mix)
"Big Stripey Lie"
"Candle in the Wind"
"You Want Alchemy"
"The Red Shoes Dance Mix
Released 7 September 1993 (1993-09-07)
30 May 1994 (1994-05-30) (Australia)[1]
Format CD, Cassette
Recorded 1990-1993
Genre Alternative rock, Art rock
Length 4:55
9:19 (12" Version)
Label Columbia (U.S.)
Writer(s) Kate Bush
Producer(s) Kate Bush
Kate Bush singles chronology
"Rubberband Girl"
(1993)
"Eat the Music"
(1993)
"Moments of Pleasure"
(1993)
Audio sample

"Eat the Music" is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush. Columbia Records published it as the lead release from Bush's album The Red Shoes in the United States, while EMI chose "Rubberband Girl" everywhere else in the world. In the United Kingdom, a small handful of extremely rare 7" and promotional CD-singles were produced, but were recalled by EMI Records at the last minute. A commercial release followed in 1994 in the Netherlands and Australia, along with a handful of other countries.

"Eat the Music" is about opening up in relationships to reveal who we really are inside. The single reached #10 in the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart.[2]

Tricky included the song on his edition of the mix album series Back to Mine.

Track listings[edit]

All songs were written by Kate Bush, except where noted.

CD single (France)[edit]

EMI France - SPCD1716

No. Title Length
1. "Eat the Music" (Edit Radio) 3:25

CD single (US)[edit]

Columbia - 44K 77165 44T-77165

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Eat the Music"   4:55
2. "Eat the Music" (12" Version)   9:19
3. "Big Stripey Lie"   3:32
4. "Candle in the Wind" Elton John, Bernie Taupin 4:26

Cassette single (US)[edit]

Columbia - 44T 77165

Both sides
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Eat the Music"   4:55
2. "Eat the Music" (12" Version)   9:19
3. "Big Stripey Lie"   3:32
4. "Candle in the Wind" Elton John, Bernie Taupin 4:26

CD single (non-US)[edit]

EMI - 7243 8 81317 2 8

No. Title Length
1. "Eat the Music" 5:10
2. "Eat the Music" (Extended Mix) 4:58
3. "You Want Alchemy" 4:22
4. "Shoedance" (The Red Shoes Dance Mix) 10:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Poland (Związek Producentów Audio Video)[3] 32
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 10
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[4] 31
Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 133

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Release Summary – Product Available from: 30/05/94 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 224)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-08-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Billboard > Artists / Kate Bush > Chart History > Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  3. ^ "EAT THE MUSIC – Kate Bush" (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  4. ^ "allmusic - Kate Bush - Billboard singles". Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2015-07-15". imgur.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 

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