Roam

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"Roam"
Roam.jpg
US CD maxi-single
Single by The B-52's
from the album Cosmic Thing
B-side"Bushfire"
ReleasedDecember 1989
FormatCompact disc
Recorded1988
Genre
Length4:54 (album)
3:49 (single)
LabelReprise
Songwriter(s)Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Robert Waldrop, Cindy Wilson
Producer(s)Nile Rodgers
The B-52's singles chronology
"Love Shack"
(1989)
"Roam"
(1989)
"Deadbeat Club"
(1990)
Music video
"Roam" on YouTube

"Roam" is a song by The B-52's. It was released as the fourth single from the 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing", "Channel Z", and "Love Shack". The vocals are sung by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson.

"Roam" peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 in March of 1990, spending a total of 20 weeks on the chart, and it also reached number three on the Cash Box chart. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in April 1990. Worldwide, the song became a top-ten success in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, peaking at numbers four, nine and two respectively. In February 1991 The B-52s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Roam".

Track listing[edit]

US Maxi-Single [CD 9 21441-2]

  1. "Roam" (7" Remix) - 5:11
  2. "Roam" (Radio Mix) - 4:13
  3. "Roam" (12" Remix) - 8:17
  4. "Bushfire" (LP Version) - 4:56
  5. "Roam" (Extended Remix) - 5:25
  6. "Roam" (Instrumental) - 5:27

Other versions[edit]

  • "Roam" (Miami Phunky Break Mix) Time Capsule The Mixes - 7:35
  • "Roam" (Indamix Tekno Mix) Time Capsule The Mixes - 10:10
  • "Roam" (Single Edit) US Cassette Single - 4:01
  • "Roam" (LP Version) Cosmic Thing - 4:54

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[12] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The B-52's – Roam". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9078." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 9075." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The B-52's – Roam". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Roam". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – The B-52's – Roam". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "The B-52's Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "The B-52's Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "The B-52s Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  11. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 24, 1990
  12. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart 1990 (61–100) (from The ARIA Report No. 50)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Tracks of 1990". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1990". RIANZ. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  15. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (December 22, 1990). "1990 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. 102 (51): YE-14.
  16. ^ "Song artist 531 - The B52s". Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  17. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The Listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Archived from the original on June 19, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  18. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-billboards-top-songs-90s
  19. ^ "American single certifications – B-52's – Roam". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 16, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Q_94Ymdqo

External links[edit]