Nothing in Common (Thompson Twins song)

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"Nothing in Common"
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Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Nothing in Common (Soundtrack)
B-side "Nothing to Lose"
Released July 1986[1]
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:24
Label Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Alannah Currie, Tom Bailey
Producer(s) Geoffrey Downes, Tom Bailey
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Revolution"
(1986)
"Nothing in Common"
(1986)
"Get That Love"
(1987)
Alternative cover
Cover used for both 7" and 12" Singles.
Cover used for both 7" and 12" Singles.

"Nothing in Common" is a song by the British band Thompson Twins, released in 1986 as a single from the soundtrack for the American comedy-drama film Nothing in Common. It was written by Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey, and produced by Geoffrey Downes and Bailey. With the departure of band member Joe Leeway, "Nothing in Common" was the first new release from Thompson Twins after they had become a duo. It reached No. 54 in the US Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Promotion[edit]

A music video was filmed to promote the single, featuring Tom Hanks and various clips from the movie.[3] It was directed by Meiert Avis and produced by Jon Small for Picture Vision.[4] It achieved active rotation on MTV.[5][6]

Formats[edit]

7" single
  1. "Nothing in Common" - 3:24
  2. "Nothing to Lose" - 4:15
7" single (Philippines release)
  1. "Nothing in Common" - 3:24
  2. "If You Were Here" - 2:53
7" single (South Africa release)
  1. "Nothing in Common" - 3:24
  2. "Nothing In Common (7" Remix)" - 4:06
7" single (US promo)
  1. "Nothing in Common" - 3:24
  2. "Nothing in Common" - 3:24
12" single
  1. "Nothing in Common" (7" Single) – 3:30
  2. "Revolution" (Extended Remix) – 6:25 (Lennon/McCartney)
  3. "Nothing in Common" (7" Remix) – 4:08
  4. "Nothing in Common" (Street Mix - Vocal & Instrumental) – 6:22
  5. "Nothing in Common" (Club Mix) – 7:38
12" single (German release)
  1. "Nothing in Common" (Club Mix) – 7:38
  2. "Nothing in Common" (Street Mix - Vocal & Instrumental) – 6:22
  3. "Nothing in Common" (7" Remix) – 4:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles[7][8] 68
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 54
US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs[9] 38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thompson Twins - Nothing In Common / Nothing To Lose - Arista - USA - AS1-9511". 45cat. 1986-07-26. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b Billboard. "Thompson Twins Nothing In Common Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Thompson Twins – Nothing In Common". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Billboard". 1986-08-02. Retrieved 2012-10-01 – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ "Billboard". 1986-09-20. Retrieved 2012-10-01 – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ "Billboard". 1986-08-30. Retrieved 2012-10-01 – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  8. ^ "Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  9. ^ Billboard. "Thompson Twins Nothing In Common (Remix) Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-09.