Hooks in You

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"Hooks in You"
Marillion hooks.jpg
Single by Marillion
from the album Seasons End
Released 24 August 1989 (UK)
Format 7" vinyl record, 12" vinyl record, cassette, CD
Genre Hard rock, pop rock
Length 2:57
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Philip Helmer, Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas
Producer(s) Nick Davis & Marillion
Marillion singles chronology
"Freaks (live)"
(1988)
"Hooks in You"
(1989)
"The Uninvited Guest"
(1989)
"Freaks (live)"
(1988)
"Hooks in You"
(1989)
"The Uninvited Guest"
(1989)
Audio sample

"Hooks in You" is the first single from British rock band Marillion's fifth album Seasons End, released in 1989. It was the first single to feature lead singer Steve Hogarth, who joined the band the same year, replacing Fish.

"Hooks in You" peaked at #30 on the UK Singles Chart, the highest-charting single from Seasons End and the band's twelfth consecutive top 40 hit since 1983.

Overview[edit]

Written as a single, "Hooks in You" is a departure from the progressive rock slant of most of Seasons End, featuring a more straightforward hard rock sound. In the liner notes of Marillion's 1992 compilation album A Singles Collection (Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other in the US), Steve Hogarth discussed how the song came about:

The b-side featured the predominantly acoustic ballad "After Me", which would also appear as a bonus track on the CD version of Seasons End. A slightly longer version of the title track, the "Meaty Mix", is included on the 12" and CD single.

A music video was released for this single, featuring the band performing the song before a crowd at the Brixton Academy.[2]

Track listing[edit]

7" and cassette version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Hooks in You" (7" mix) – 2:55
Side 2
  1. "After Me" - 3:21

12" and CD versions[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Hooks in You" (Meaty Mix) – 3:53
Side 2
  1. "Hooks in You" (7" mix) – 2:55
  2. "After Me" – 3:21

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
UK Singles Chart 30
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 49
Dutch GfK chart 58
German Singles Chart 71

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Hogarth, liner notes to Six of One (1992).
  2. ^ Steve Hogarth. "Marillion - 'Seasons End' lyrics and song info". www.marillion.com. Archived from the original on 18 December 2011.