Human Racing (song)

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"Human Racing"
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Single by Nik Kershaw
from the album Human Racing
B-side "Faces", "Cloak and Dagger", "Drum Talk", "Wouldn't It Be Good"
Released August 1984
Format 7" Single, 12" single
Genre Synthpop, New Wave
Length 4:28
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Nik Kershaw
Producer(s) Peter Collins
Nik Kershaw singles chronology
"I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (re-issue)"
(1984)
"Human Racing"
(1984)
"The Riddle"
(1984)
"I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (re-issue)"
(1984)
"Human Racing"
(1984)
"The Riddle"
(1984)

"Human Racing" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was the title track for his hit debut album, Human Racing, released in 1984. It was the fourth hit single from the album, reaching #19 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It entered the chart in the week ending 15 September 1984, and remained within the Top 100 for seven weeks.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" Single (WEA NIK 5)[2]

A Human Racing - 4:28
B Faces (Remix) - 4:40

7" Double Single (WEA NIKD 5)[3]
Gatefold with the "Human Racing board game" printed on the fold out

A Human Racing - 4:28
B Faces (Remix) - 4:40
C Cloak And Dagger (Live) - 5:10
D Drum Talk (Live) - 4:05

12" Single (WEA NIKT 5)[4]

A Human Racing (Remix) - 5:30
B Faces (Remix) - 4:40

12" Single (WEA NIKX 5)[5]

A Human Racing (Remix) - 5:30
B Wouldn't It Be Good (Remix) - 7:50

Credits[edit]

Human Racing[2]

Produced by Peter Collins

Faces (Remix)

Produced by Peter Collins
Special Remix by Simon Boswell

Cloak And Dagger (Live)

Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon
Mixed and Engineered by Simon Boswell

Drum Talk (Live)

Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon
Mixed and Engineered by Simon Boswell

Human Racing (Remix)[4]

Produced by Peter Collins
Special Extended Mix by Simon Boswell

Wouldn't It Be Good (Remix)

Produced by Peter Collins
Remix by Simon Boswell

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[6] 17
UK Singles Chart[7] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 299. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Human Racing 7" Cover Images.
  3. ^ Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Human Racing Double 7" Cover Images.
  4. ^ a b Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Human Racing 12" Cover Images.
  5. ^ Discogs: Nik Kershaw - Human Racing Alt 12" Cover Images.
  6. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1 October 1962). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/21164/nik-kershaw/