Guaranteed (Level 42 song)

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"Guaranteed"
Guaranteed-Level 42-Single.jpg
Single by Level 42
from the album Guaranteed
Released 1991
Format CD, Vinyl LP
Genre Jazz-funk
Length 4:51
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mike Lindup/Mark King/Gary Husband/Wally Badarou
Producer(s) Level 42, Wally Badarou
Level 42 singles chronology
"Take Care of Yourself"
(1989)
"Guaranteed"
(1991)
"Overtime"
(1991)

"Guaranteed" is a song by English musical group Level 42. It was released in 1991 on the album of the same name. It was the group's first single of the 1990s, and came two years after the group's previous single, "Take Care of Yourself".

Song[edit]

The song was written by Mark King, Mike Lindup, Gary Husband, and Wally Badarou, producer and secondary composer and musician of the group. The current guitarist was Allan Holdsworth. The vocals were composed by Mark King, on verses, and a duet with Mike Lindup falsetto on chorus. The song follows the same structure of the song "Two Hearts Collide", released in 1988 on the album Staring at the Sun.

Music video[edit]

This song has two different music videos, by the same director: "The Mill". All versions feature the song performances in two different places. The first version outside in the mountains, and the second in a white room. The second version has some parts of the first. The two versions feature Jakko Jakszyk on guitars. Guitarist Alan Holdsworth left the group after the album was completed.

Reception[edit]

It was the most successful track from the Guaranteed album. It reached the top 20 in the UK. It also enjoyed chart success in Europe.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Belgian Single Charts 17
Dutch Top 40 13
German Singles Chart[1] 51
Irish Singles Chart 25
UK single charts[2] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "German Media Control Charts". Germany Charts. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Level 42 – Artist chart history". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 


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