Over My Shoulder (Mike + The Mechanics song)
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|"Over My Shoulder"|
|Single by Mike and the Mechanics|
|from the album Beggar on a Beach of Gold|
|B-side||"Something to Believe in"|
|Released||13 February 1995|
|Songwriter(s)||Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack|
|Producer(s)||Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil|
|Mike and the Mechanics singles chronology|
"Over My Shoulder" is a pop rock song by British supergroup Mike and the Mechanics. It was released on 13 February 1995 as the first single from their album Beggar on a Beach of Gold. Sung by Paul Carrack, it was the most successful single from that album, peaking at number 12 on UK Singles Chart. Although it failed to crack the UK top 10, the song became perhaps the band's biggest radio hit in Britain. It was also the band's only hit in certain European countries, including Switzerland, Belgium, and France; in the latter country, it reached number nine and spent and spent 20 weeks in the top 50. Co-lead vocalist Paul Young played rhythm guitar on the track.
The music video was shot primarily on the village green at Chiddingfold on the Weald in Waverley, Surrey, England. The parish church of St Mary's with its distinctive tower, as well as the village pub The Crown, also appear. It features Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson from the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks) as a love-struck teenage boarding school pupil and Tom Fletcher (from the pop-rock band McFly) as a little boy in a junior school classroom.
- "Over My Shoulder" – 3:34
- "Something to Believe in" – 4:19
- "Word of Mouth" – 3:55
- "Over My Shoulder" (live) – 5:25
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