Never Stop (Echo & the Bunnymen song)

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"Never Stop"
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
B-side "Heads Will Roll" / "The Original Cutter"
Released 8 July 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded June 1983 at RAK Studios, London
Genre Post-punk
Length 3:31
Label Korova / WEA
Writer(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s) Hugh Jones, Ian Broudie
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"The Cutter"
"Never Stop"
"The Killing Moon"

"Never Stop" is a single which was released by the British post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen on 8 July 1983. It reached number fifteen on the UK Singles Chart the same month.[1] The title track on the 12-inch single is a remixed version called "Never Stop (Discotheque)" and is another minute and fifteen seconds longer.

The b-side of the 7-inch single is "Heads Will Roll" and the b-sides of the 12-inch single are an expanded version called "Heads Will Roll (Summer Version)" and "The Original Cutter". While Hugh Jones produced the a-side, the b-sides were produced by Ian Broudie under the pseudonym Kingbird.

Primarily released as a single, "Never Stop" also appeared on the 12-inch mini-album "Echo and the Bunnymen". It was subsequently included on the 2003 remastered version of the Porcupine album as well as a number of compilation albums. "Never Stop (Discotheque)" was also used in the 2006 film The History Boys[2] and was included on the subsequent soundtrack album.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

7" release (Korova KOW 28 and WEA 24.9712-7)
  1. "Never Stop" – 3:31
  2. "Heads Will Roll" – 3:29
12" release (Korova KOW 28T and WEA 24-9711-0)
  1. "Never Stop (Discotheque)" – 4:46
  2. "Heads Will Roll (Summer Version)" – 4:23
  3. "The Original Cutter – A Drop in the Ocean" – 3:59

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 15
Irish Singles Chart[3] 8





  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006), British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.), HIT Entertainment, ISBN 1-904994-10-5 
  2. ^ "The History Boys (2006) – Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". IRMA. 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 


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