Planet Claire

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"Planet Claire"
Planet Claire single.jpg
Single by The B-52's
from the album The B-52's
B-side "Downtown"
Released July 6, 1979
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1978–1979
Genre New wave[1]
Length 4:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Chris Blackwell
The B-52's singles chronology
"Rock Lobster"
(1978)
"Planet Claire"
(1979)
"Dance This Mess Around"
(1979)
"Rock Lobster"
(1978)
"Planet Claire"
(1979)
"Dance This Mess Around"
(1979)

"Planet Claire" is the second single released by The B-52's from their self-titled debut album. The single was their second to chart anywhere, at no. 43 in Australia and no. 24 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, along with album tracks "Rock Lobster" and "Dance This Mess Around".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The B-52's, except where noted.

A-side
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Planet Claire"
  • Pierson
  • Schneider
4:35
B-side
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Downtown" Tony Hatch, arranged by Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson
  • Pierson
  • C. Wilson
2:57
Total length: 7:30

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1980) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 43
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 35
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[2] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Planet Claire – Song Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The B-52's – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The B-52's – Planet Claire". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 30, 2013.