Push (Bros album)

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Push
Push (Bros album) cover.jpeg
Studio album by Bros
Released March 28, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Teen pop, dance-pop
Length 42:13
Label CBS
Producer Nicky Graham
Bros chronology
Push
(1988)
The Time
(1989)
Singles from Push
  1. "I Owe You Nothing"
    Released: 31 August 1987
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?"
    Released: 16 November 1987
  3. "Drop The Boy"
    Released: 7 March 1988
  4. "I Owe You Nothing (reissue)"
    Released: 6 June 1988
  5. "I Quit"
    Released: 5 September 1988
  6. "Cat Among the Pigeons / Silent Night"
    Released: 21 November 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Push is the debut album by British pop band Bros and was released on 28 March 1988. The album spawned five hit singles, including the reissue of "I Owe You Nothing" which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1988.[2] The album reached No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart and spent 54 weeks in the Top 75.[3] The album went 4× Platinum in the UK.[4] In late 2013, a 25th Anniversary 3 CD remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on the Cherry Red record label. The song "Silent Night", originally released as a double A-side single with "Cat Among the Pigeons", featured for the very first time on the Push expanded edition.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Brothers (a pseudonym for Nicky Graham)

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When Will I Be Famous?" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 5:02
2. "Drop The Boy" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 4:08
3. "Ten out of Ten" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 4:06
4. "Liar" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 3:42
5. "Love to Hate You" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 5:17
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Owe You Nothing" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 3:40
2. "I Quit" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 3:32
3. "It's a Jungle Out There" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 4:14
4. "Shocked" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 4:19
5. "Cat Among the Pigeons" Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins 4:05

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[5] 4
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 14
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 32
European Albums Chart[6] 6
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 7
French Albums Chart[8] 22
German Albums Chart[9] 6
Iceland Albums Chart[10] 2
Irish Albums Chart[citation needed] 1
Italian Albums Chart[11] 7
Japanese Albums Chart[12] 31
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[5] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 6
Spanish Albums Chart[13] 31
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 29
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 3
UK Albums Chart[3] 2
US Billboard 200[14] 171
Zimbabwe Albums Chart[15] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] 2× Platinum 140,000^
France (SNEP)[17] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[18] Gold 250,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 5× Platinum 75,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[20] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[22] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[24] 1× Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[25] 9
Austrian Albums Chart[26] 22
French Albums Chart[27] 30
German Albums Chart[28] 28
Italian Albums Chart[29] 51
Norwegian Albums Chart (Russetid Period)[30] 8
UK Albums Chart[31] 4

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1980–89) Position
UK Albums Chart[32] 53

Chart performance[edit]

In the UK Albums Chart, Push was kept off the number 1 spot by the compilation album Now 11 for two weeks, and then by Tracy Chapman's self-titled album for a week, although Push went on to sell more copies than both albums in 1988 and ranked as the 4th best-selling album for that year in the UK.

Credits[edit]

Performance[edit]

Bros are:
Matt Goss – vocals
Luke Goss – drums
Craig Logan – bass

Also appearing

Nicky Graham – keyboards, programming and arranging
Pete Glenister – guitars
Andy RichardsFairlight Series III
Jimmie Gallagher – saxophones
Helena Springs – backing vocals (appears by courtesy of Arista)
Dee Lewis – backing vocals (appears by courtesy of Phonogram)
Shirley Lewis – backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Mixed and Produced by Nicky Graham
  • Recorded at Hot Nights Studio, London, England
  • Recorded by Simon Humphrey, Robin Sellers, John Brand
  • Mixed at Sarm Studios (East), London, England
  • Engineered by Christopher Marc Potter
  • Assisted by Alex Osman, Richard Edwards
  • All songs written by The Brothers

   The Brothers is a pseudonym for Nicky Graham.

  • Designed by Three Associates
  • Photography by Neil Matthews

Songs published by Graham Music Publishers Ltd. / Virgin Music (Pubs) Ltd.

Management[edit]

Tom Watkins & Mick Newton
with Marc Evans & Rob Holden
at Three Associates

Versions[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • LP: CBS 460629 1[33]
  • CD: CBS 460629 2[34]
  • CD: CBS 460629 9 (CD Picture Disc)
  • CD: Columbia 460629 2 (2004 reissue)
  • 3CD: Cherry Red CDPOP137 (2013 reissue)

United States[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • European CD release 1988, catalogue number CBS 460629 2, EAN 5099746062927

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Chart Stats – Bros – I Owe You Nothing {1988}". chartstats.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Chart Stats – Bros – Push". chartstats.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Bros – Push". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Push in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Search
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  6. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=bSQEAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1%7Ctitle=Hits of the World – Eurochart|work=Billboard|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc.|date=30 April 1988
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  9. ^ charts.de
  10. ^ "Tonlist Top 40". DV. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  11. ^ Hit Parade Italia – ALBUM 1988
  12. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/3167/ranking/cd_album/
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ Bros | Billboard
  15. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  16. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION.
  17. ^ "French album certifications – Bros – Push" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bros; 'Push')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Irish album certifications – Bros – Push". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  20. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  21. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392. 
  22. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bros; 'Push')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Bros – Push". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Push in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  24. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1989". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 
  25. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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  28. ^ https://www.offiziellecharts.de/charts/album-jahr/for-date-1988
  29. ^ http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yenda/lpe1988.htm
  30. ^ "The Top 20 Albums of Russetid 1988". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  31. ^ 1980s Albums Chart Archive "Top Albums of 1988" Check |url= value (help). everyhit.com. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  32. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com
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