In the Army Now (song)

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"In the Army Now"
Single by Status Quo
from the album In the Army Now
B-side "Heartburn"
Released 1986
Format 7" single
Length 4:40
Label Vertigo
Writer(s)
  • Rob Bolland
  • Ferdi Bolland
Producer(s) Pip Williams
Status Quo singles chronology
"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]

Slovenian industrial band Laibach recorded a cover-version for their war-themed NATO album in 1994. 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]

The song was also performed by Russian rock band Lubeh (Любэ).[26]

On 26 September 2010, Status Quo released a new version of "In the Army Now" with the Corps Of Army Choir through Universal/UMC. 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.

In 2012, power metal band Sabaton covered this song as a bonus track for their album Carolus Rex.

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 search results" (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. ^ "Archive Chart: 1986-11-01" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-10-09" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  18. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 18 January 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 field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  25. ^ "Ecoutez le nouveau single des Enfoirés" (in French). Charts in France. Pure Charts. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  26. ^ Video on YouTube

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