Never Never (The Assembly song)

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"Never Never"
Big red stylized letter A, in the height of the entire cover, on a white background
Single by The Assembly
B-side "Stop/Start"
Released October 31, 1983 (1983-10-31)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
Length 3:45
Label Mute
Songwriter(s) Vince Clarke
Producer(s) Eric Radcliffe

"Never Never" is the title of the only single released by the Vince Clarke project, The Assembly, in 1983.

The song features Feargal Sharkey of The Undertones on vocals; Sharkey's performance on "Never Never" was a total departure from the punk sound of The Undertones. The song peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for ten weeks. The music video for "Never Never" featured on the video version of Now 1 but the song itself did not appear on the album version.

The song was featured in the 2006 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the in-game radio station, Emotion 98.3.

Track listing 7"[edit]

Side A
1."Never Never"Vince Clarke3:46
Side B
1."Stop/Start"Vince Clarke, Eric Radcliffe3:01

Track listing 12"[edit]

Side A
1."Never Never" (extended version)5:53
Side B
1."Stop/Start" (extended version)4:22

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 42
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 40
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 5


  • Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 31. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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