New World Man
|"New World Man"|
|Single by Rush|
|from the album Signals|
|B-side||"Vital Signs" (live), "Freewill" (live)|
|Released||August 2, 1982|
|Format||7- & 12-inch singles|
|Songwriter(s)||Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson|
|Producer(s)||Rush & Terry Brown|
|Rush singles chronology|
"New World Man" is a hit single from the 1982 album Signals by Canadian rock band Rush. The song was the last and quickest composed song on the album, stemming from a suggestion by then-Rush producer Terry Brown to even out the lengths of the two sides of the cassette version. It went to #1 (on the RPM national singles chart) in Canada, where it remained for two weeks in October 1982.
Less successful in the United States, it nonetheless remains Rush's only American top 40 hit, peaking at No. 21 on the Billboard singles chart in October and November 1982. On the Cashbox Top 100, it peaked at No. 35. It also hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart (the first Rush single to do so).
"New World Man" reached No. 42 in the United Kingdom. A remixed version (released as a double A-side with "Countdown") later reached No. 36 in the UK in early 1983.
- List of songs recorded by Rush
- List of number-one singles of 1982 (Canada)
- List of Billboard Mainstream Rock number-one songs of the 1980s
- Bowman, Durrell (2014). Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-44223-131-3.
- RPM 50 Singles Survey (Canada), Oct. 9, 1982, Library and Archives Canada
- RPM 50 Singles Survey (Canada), Oct. 16, 1982, Library and Archives Canada
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 547.