Out of My System

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"Out of My System"
Single by Feargal Sharkey
from the album Wish
B-side A Touch of Blue
Released 1988
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Genre Pop
Length 4:18
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Eddie Chacon; Suzanne Valentine
Producer(s) Danny Kortchmar
Feargal Sharkey singles chronology
"More Love"
"Out of My System"
"If This is Love"

"Out of My System" is pop vocalist Feargal Sharkey's last single of 1988 (not including promo single "If This is Love") and second single from his second album Wish.[1] This was Sharkey's first single not to have a promotional video created without counting the Australian only single "It's All Over Now". Sharkey did perform the song on the Dutch show Toppop.[2]

The single was written by Eddie Chacon who was part of the duo Charles & Eddie in the first half of the 1990s, along with Suzanne Valentine.[3]

The single failed to enter the UK top 100, the first single of Sharkey's to do so.[4]

The CD version of the single featured the track "Blue Days" which was featured on Sharkey's Wish album.[5]

The b-side for the single "A Touch of Blue" was exclusive to the single, written by Sharkey and Tim Daly,[5] who was lyrical consultant on Pink Floyd's 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and has also worked with other musicians such as David A. Stewart, Hugh Masekela, John Archdeacon and Henry Mancini.[6] "A Touch of Blue" itself is similarly titled to Sharkey's b-side on the previous 1988 single More Love, titled "A Breath of Scandal".[7]


7" Single
  1. "Out of My System" - 4:18
  2. "A Touch of Blue" - 3:27
12" Single
  1. "Out Of My System (The Popstand Delmonte Mix)" - 6:48
  2. "Out Of My System (The Delmonte Dub)" - 6:56
  3. "A Touch of Blue" - 3:27
CD Single
  1. "Out Of My System (7" Version)" - 4:18
  2. "Blue Days" - 4:13
  3. "Out Of My System (The Popstand Delmonte Mix)" - 6:51
  4. "A Touch of Blue" - 3:27

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Italian Singles Chart[8] 45


  • Other [CD By] – Design Clinic-Bd, The
  • Photography – Richard Haughton
  • Producer – Danny Kortchmar
  • Mixed By – Marc de Sisto, Shelly Yakus
  • Producer, Mixer on "A Touch of Blue" – Feargal Sharkey
  • Writers of "Out of My System" - Eddie Chacon, Suzanne Valentine
  • Writers of "Blue Days" - Danny Kortchmar, Feargal Sharkey, Waddy Wachtel
  • Writers of "A Touch of Blue" - Feargal Sharkey, Tim Daly
  • Programmer of "Out of My System (The Popstand Delmonte Mix)" - Eric Kupper
  • Remixer, Producer of "Out of My System (The Popstand Delmonte Mix)" – Justin Strauss, Murray Elias
  • Engineer of "Out of My System (The Popstand Delmonte Mix)" – Hugo Dwyer
  • Editor of "Out of My System (The Popstand Delmonte Mix)" – Mark Plotty


  1. ^ "Feargal Sharkey Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1958-08-13. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT9a1BflxgE
  3. ^ "Eddie Chacon Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1963-08-22. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/22054/feargal-sharkey/
  5. ^ a b "Feargal Sharkey - Out Of My System (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Tim Daly (3) Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Feargal Sharkey - More Love at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: S". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2012-06-23.