New World Man

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"New World Man"
New World Man single.jpg
Single by Rush
from the album Signals
B-side "Vital Signs" (live), "Freewill" (live)
Released August 2, 1982
Format 7", 12"
Length 3:43
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
Producer(s) Rush & Terry Brown
Rush singles chronology
"Closer to the Heart" (Live)
"New World Man"
Signals track listing
"The Weapon"
"New World Man"
"Losing It"

"New World Man" is a track 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.[1][2] Less successful in the United States, it nonetheless remains Rush's only American Top 40 hit, peaking at #21 on the Billboard singles chart for three weeks in October and November 1982. It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for two weeks (their first single to do so).[3] "New World Man" also reached #42 in the UK; a remixed version released as a double A-side with "Countdown" later reached #36 in the UK in early 1983.

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  1. ^ RPM 50 Singles Survey (Canada), Oct. 9, 1982, Library and Archives Canada
  2. ^ RPM 50 Singles Survey (Canada), Oct. 16, 1982, Library and Archives Canada
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 547.

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