Other People's Songs

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Other People's Songs
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Studio album by Erasure
Released 27 January 2003
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Synthpop
Length 41:17
Label Mute Records
Producer Erasure, Gareth Jones
Erasure chronology
Other People's Songs
Singles from Other People's Songs
  1. "Solsbury Hill"
    Released: 6 January 2003
  2. "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)"
    Released: 7 April 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 47/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Other People's Songs is a cover album by Erasure.

The album was originally conceived as a solo project for singer Andy Bell. Once Vince Clarke, the other member of Erasure, became involved, it was released as Erasure's tenth studio album. The tracks were handpicked by Clarke and Bell as ones that influenced them as musicians.[citation needed] It was released in the UK and the U.S. by Mute Records in 2003, and was a Top 20 success in their home country and in Germany.

Other People's Songs gave Erasure their first Top 10 on the UK singles chart in nine years.[3] The album was produced by Erasure with Gareth Jones and Dave Bascombe. Because of Bell's resistance to remaking the classic "Video Killed the Radio Star", the verses are "sung" synthetically by a computer. [4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Solsbury Hill" (Peter Gabriel) (originally by Peter Gabriel) - 4:20
  2. "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" (James Warren) (originally by The Korgis) - 3:20
  3. "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" (Steve Harley) (originally by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) - 3:56
  4. "Everyday" (Norman Petty, Buddy Holly) (originally by Buddy Holly) - 1:59
  5. "When Will I See You Again" (Gamble and Huff) (originally by The Three Degrees) - 2:58
  6. "Walking in the Rain" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector) (originally by The Ronettes) - 2:47
  7. "True Love Ways" (Holly, Petty) (originally by Buddy Holly) - 3:06
  8. "Ebb Tide" (Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman) (originally by The Righteous Brothers) - 3:06
  9. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (George David Weiss, Hugo & Luigi) (originally by Elvis Presley) - 3:27
  10. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Mann, Weil, Spector) (originally by The Righteous Brothers) - 3:58
  11. "Goodnight" (Cliff Eberhardt) (originally by Cliff Eberhardt) - 4:08
  12. "Video Killed the Radio Star" (Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley) (originally by The Buggles) - 3:49

2016 "Erasure 30" 30th Anniversary BMG Reissue LP[edit]

Subsequent to their acquisition of Erasure's back catalog, and in anticipation of the band's 30th anniversary, BMG commissioned reissues of all previously released UK editions of Erasure albums up to and including 2007's Light at the End of the World. All titles were pressed and distributed by Play It Again Sam on 180-gram vinyl and shrinkwrapped with a custom anniversary sticker.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Danish Albums Chart[5] 31
German Albums Chart[6] 17
UK Albums Chart[3] 17
US Billboard 200[7] 138
US Billboard Top Electronic Albums[7] 1
US Billboard Top Independent Albums[7] 3
US Billboard Top Internet Albums[7] 138


  1. ^ "Other People's Songs by Erasure". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ a b "ERASURE - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Andy Bell". Metro News. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Erasure - Other People's Songs". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  6. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  7. ^ a b c d Erasure. "Erasure - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-24.