In the Army Now (song)

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"You’re in the Army Now"
Single by Bolland & Bolland
from the album The Domino Theory
B-side "The Domino Theory Theme"
Released 1982
Format 7" single
Length 3:15
Label TELDEC
Songwriter(s)
  • Rob Bolland
  • Ferdi Bolland
Producer(s)
  • Rob Bolland
  • Ferdi Bolland
Bolland & Bolland singles chronology
"Way Back in the Sixties"
(1980)
"You’re in the Army Now"
(1982)
"Cambodia Moon"
(1982)
"Way Back in the Sixties"
(1980)
"In The Army Now"
(1982)
"Cambodia Moon"
(1982)
"In the Army Now"
In the Army Now (single) cover art.jpg
Single by Status Quo
from the album In the Army Now
B-side "Heartburn"
Released 1986
Format 7" single
Length 4:40
Label Vertigo
Songwriter(s)
  • Rob Bolland
  • Ferdi Bolland
Producer(s) Pip Williams
Status Quo singles chronology
"Red Sky"
(1986)
"In the Army Now"
(1986)
"Dreamin'"
(1986)
"Red Sky"
(1986)
"In The Army Now"
(1986)
"Dreamin'"
(1986)

"In the Army Now" is a song by the South African-born Dutch duo Bolland & Bolland, released in 1982. The song spent 6 consecutive weeks on the top of the Norwegian singles chart.[1] The song was also later recorded by the British rock band Status Quo on their 1986 album, In the Army Now, and their version peaked at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "In the Army Now" (Bolland/Bolland) – 3:52
  2. "Heartburn" (Patrick/Parfitt/Rossi) – 4:44
12" maxi

A-Side

  1. "In the Army Now" (military mix) – 5:55

B-Side

  1. "Heartburn" (Patrick/Parfitt/Rossi) – 4:44
  2. "Late Last Night" (Young/Parfitt/Rossi) – 2:58

Charts and certifications[edit]

Bolland & Bolland version[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[2] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[1] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 2
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[4] 9

Status Quo version[edit]

Other cover versions[edit]

In 2009, Les Enfoirés covered the song under the title "Ici Les Enfoirés", using the same tune, but changing the lyrics to ones in the French language (about the 25th anniversary of the Restos du Coeur, instead of the original topic).[25] In September 2010, Status Quo released a new version of the song with the Corps of Army Choir through their label Universal/UMC as a special release. All profits from this updated and lyrically changed version will be donated equally to the British Forces Foundation and Help for Heroes charities. This charted at no. 31 in the UK Singles charts upon its release. The lyrics were changed to a pro-war version. In 2017, the German Eurodance band Captain Jack released a cover single entitled "In the Army Now 2017" accompanied by an official music video.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Norwegiancharts.com – Bolland – You're in the Army Now". VG-lista. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bolland – You're in the Army Now". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (B)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Status Quo – In The Army Now" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Status Quo – In The Army Now" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Status Quo – In The Army Now" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Status Quo – In The Army Now". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – In the Army Now". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 April 2008.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Status Quo - In The Army Now" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Status Quo – In The Army Now" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Status Quo – In The Army Now". VG-lista. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Status Quo – In The Army Now". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Status Quo – In The Army Now". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  18. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  19. ^ "TOP – 1986" (in French). Top-france.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Jahreshitparade 1987" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  21. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1987" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  22. ^ "Les Singles / Titres Certifiés "Or"" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Les Meilleures Ventes "Tout Temps" de 45 T. / Singles / Téléchargement" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Status Quo – In The Army Now". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter In The Army Now in the search field and then press Enter.
  25. ^ "Ecoutez le nouveau single des Enfoirés" (in French). Charts in France. Pure Charts. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  26. ^ "Captain Jack – In the Army Now 2017 [Official Video HD"] on YouTube

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