Ordinary Girl (Alison Moyet song)

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"Ordinary Girl"
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Single by Alison Moyet
from the album Raindancing
B-side "Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger)"
Released 1987
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop rock, indie pop
Length 3:26
Label CBS Records
Songwriter(s) Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine, Dan Hartman
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Weak in the Presence of Beauty"
(1987)
"Ordinary Girl"
(1987)
"Sleep Like Breathing"
(1987)
"Weak in the Presence of Beauty"
(1987)
"Ordinary Girl"
(1987)
"Sleep Like Breathing"
(1987)

"Ordinary Girl" is a song by English singer Alison Moyet, released in 1987 as the third single from her second studio album Raindancing. It was written by Moyet, Jess Bailey and Rick Driscoll, and produced by Jimmy Iovine.

Despite the Top 10 success of the first two singles from Raindancing, "Ordinary Girl" failed to enter the UK Top 40, reaching #43. It remained within the Top 100 for four weeks.[1]

A promotional video was filmed for the single. Moyet performed the song on ITV's short lived music show The Roxy, as well as the French & Saunders Show. She also performed the song on "Pop Goes New Year 1987" aboard the HMS Royal. She performed two other songs on the ship, "Is This Love?" and "Blow Wind Blow", both from the same album.

The single's B-Side is "Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak and Dagger)", which was exclusive to the single. It was written and produced by Dan Hartman.

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Ordinary Girl" - 3:26
  2. "Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger)" - 3:53
12" Single
  1. "Ordinary Girl (Remix)" - 5:34
  2. "Ordinary Girl (Single Version)" - 3:26
  3. "Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger)" - 3:53
12" Single (Special Dance Mix)
  1. "Ordinary Girl (Dance Mix)" - 5:24
  2. "Ordinary Girl (Single Version)" - 3:26
  3. "Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger)" - 3:53

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 24
French Singles Chart[citation needed] 7
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 49
Irish Singles Chart[3] 22
UK Singles Chart[1] 43

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer on "Ordinary Girl" – Jimmy Iovine
  • Mixer on "Ordinary Girl (Remix)" - Steve Brown
  • Writers of "Ordinary Girl" – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  • Mixer on "Ordinary Girl (Single Version)" - Mike Shipley
  • Producer and writer of "Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger)" – Dan Hartman
  • Remixer on "Ordinary Girl (Dance Mix)" - Pete Hammond
  • Associate Producer on "Ordinary Girl (Dance Mix)" and "Ordinary Girl (Single Version)" - Mike Shipley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ALISON MOYET | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Alison Moyet - Ordinary Girl". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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