Love On Your Side (song)

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"Love On Your Side"
Thompsontwins loveonyourside.jpg
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Quick Step and Side Kick
B-side"Love On Your Back"
Released10 January 1983
Format
Recorded1982
GenreSynthpop
Length3:34
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Alex Sadkin
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Lies"
(1982)
"Love On Your Side"
(1983)
"We Are Detective"
(1983)

"Love On Your Side" is a 1983 song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was released as the second single from the band's third studio album, Quick Step and Side Kick, which was renamed Side Kicks in the U.S. (1983).

Background and recording[edit]

In 1982, after the commercial failure of their second album Set, the Thompson Twins collaborated with producer Alex Sadkin to record Quick Step and Side Kick. Sadkin produced the album including "Love On Your Side".

The original lyrics were written by Alannah Currie, but were later altered to that of a male perspective, as Currie wasn't the lead singer.[1]

Release[edit]

It was the band's first top ten hit, reaching no. 9 in the UK, as well as no. 45 in the US.

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the in-game radio station "Wave 103".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Single (ARIST 12504, ARIST 12 504)
  1. "Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap)" - 7:22
  2. "Love On Your Side (No Talkin')" - 5:48
  • 7" Single (ARIST 504)
  1. "Love On Your Side" - 3:34
  2. "Love On Your Back" - 4:06

Official versions[edit]

  1. UK Album Version – 4:25
  2. US Album Version - 3:33
  3. Extended Version – 7:22

Sales chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 80
Belgium Singles Chart 16
Canadian RPM Top Singles 47
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 27
German Singles Chart[4] 32
New Zealand Singles Chart[5] 9
UK Singles Chart[6] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 45
US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs 6
US Cash Box Top 100[8] 48

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Love On Your Side - Songfacts". songfacts.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Thompson Twins – Love On Your Side". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 30 Sep 2012.
  4. ^ "Thompson Twins – German Chart History". Musicline.de. Retrieved 30 Sep 2012.
  5. ^ "Thompson Twins – Love On Your Side". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 30 Sep 2012.
  6. ^ "Thompson Twins – UK chart history". ChartArchive.org. Retrieved 30 Sep 2012.
  7. ^ "Thompson Twins Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  8. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending June 4, 1983". Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 2018-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)Cash Box magazine.

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