Innocent (Mike Oldfield song)

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Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album Earth Moving
Released1989 (1989)
Recordedcirca. 1988–1989
GenrePop, Rock
Songwriter(s)Mike Oldfield
Producer(s)Mike Oldfield
Daniel Lazerus
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Earth Moving"
"(One Glance is) Holy"

"Innocent" is a single by British musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1989. It is from the album Earth Moving and features vocals from Anita Hegerland.


According to an interview Mike Oldfield and Anita Hegerland gave in the TV-program Good Morning Britain, the song was inspired by their young daughter Greta; who also appears in the music video. In the program Oldfield and Hegerland gave an acoustic version of the song, Hegerland singing and Oldfield playing the guitar.[1]

Music videos[edit]

The music video features an Atari ST computer, a Korg M1 synthesiser and a Fender Stratocaster guitar and is available on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video. There is also a second part animated part live action video in existence.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Innocent" (12" mix) – 5:35
  2. "Innocent" – 3:25
  3. "Earth Moving" (disco version) – 4:02


Chart (1989) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 45

Groove Coverage version[edit]

Single by Groove Coverage
from the album Riot on the Dancefloor
Released1 October 2010
FormatDigital download
LabelSuprime Records, Sony Music Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Mike Oldfield
Producer(s)Axel Konrad, Ole Wierk, Verena Rehm
Groove Coverage singles chronology
"Because I Love You"

A version of the song was recorded and released as a single by German dance band Groove Coverage. The single was released digitally on 1 October 2010 in Germany as the lead single from their fourth studio album Riot on the Dancefloor. The song was written by Mike Oldfield and produced by Axel Konrad, Ole Wierk, Verena Rehm.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Innocent" was first released onto YouTube on 20 September 2010 at a total length of three minutes and nine seconds.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Innocent" (Radio Edit)2:57
2."Innocent" (Bodybangers Remix Edit)3:32
3."Innocent" (Club Mix Edit)3:01
4."Innocent" (Original Extended Mix)4:22
5."Innocent" (Bodybangers Remix)5:32
6."Innocent" (CcK. Remix)4:57
7."Innocent" (CcK Remix Edit) 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 48
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 38

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Germany 1 October 2010[7] Digital download Suprime Records, Sony Music Entertainment

Other recorded versions[edit]

  • In 2010 Jason Donovan recorded a version of "Innocent" for his 1980s covers album Soundtrack of the 80s.


  1. ^ "TV-AM Interview - Good Morning Britain on TV-AM". 11 July 1989. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  2. ^ " – Mike Oldfield Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  3. ^ " – Mike Oldfield – Innocent" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  4. ^ Groove Coverage - Innocent (Official HQ) on YouTube
  5. ^ " – Groove Coverage – Innocent" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ " – Groove Coverage – Innocent". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ iTunes - Musik - Innocent von Groove Coverage. iTunes

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