Right by Your Side

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"Right by Your Side"
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Single by Eurythmics
from the album Touch
ReleasedOctober 1983
Format7", 12"
RecordedMarch 1983
GenrePop, calypso
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Producer(s)David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Who's That Girl?"
"Right by Your Side"
"Here Comes the Rain Again"
Music video
"Right by Your Side" on YouTube

"Right by Your Side" is a song by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, and produced by Stewart. The track was released as the second single in the UK from Eurythmics' third album Touch.

"Right by Your Side" was something of a departure from previous Eurythmics songs, and is an uptempo love song which features a calypso music instrumental backdrop, complete with synthesized steel drum and marimba sounds and a horn section.

"Right by Your Side" became the fourth consecutive Eurythmics single to hit the Top 10 of the UK singles chart during 1983. It also climbed to number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Track listings[edit]

  • A: "Right by Your Side" (7" Version) - 3:52
  • B: "Right by Your Side" (Party Mix) - 6:27
  • A: "Right by Your Side" (Extended Version)* - 12:25
  • B1: "Right by Your Side" (Special Mix) - 0:59
  • B2: "Plus Something Else" 5:30 ** (later released on the Remastered Re-Issue of the LP 'Touch' (2005)

* Simply titled "Right by your Side" on the record, there is no indication on duration or version.

** this is an instrumental/dub mix of the song "Regrets"; Another version of "Regrets", this time a 7'34 "vocal" remix can be found on the EP "Touch Dance" (1984; 12" and CD) - original version of the song "Regrets" from the LP "Touch" (1983).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 15
Belgian Singles Chart[2] 28
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 39
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 31
German Singles Chart[5] 61
Irish Singles Chart[6] 15
Japanese Singles Chart[citation needed] 90
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 9
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 28
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 13
UK Singles Chart[9] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 29
US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart[11] 32
US Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart[12] 38


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  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Right By Your Side". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
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  10. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/eurythmics/chart-history/hot-100
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  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel. "Top Adult Contemporary 1961–2001." Record Research Inc., Menominee Falls, WI, 2002. "Eurythmics", p. 88.

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