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U.S. CD maxi-single
|Single by The B-52's|
|from the album Cosmic Thing|
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave, jangle pop|
|Writer(s)||Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Robert Waldrop, Cindy Wilson|
|The B-52's singles chronology|
"Roam" is the fourth single from The B-52's' 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing," "Channel Z," and "Love Shack." "Roam" was a number-three hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1990, spending a total of 19 weeks on the chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The vocals are sung by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. 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 U.S. Maxi-Single [CD 9 21441-2]
- "Roam" (7" Remix) - 5:11
- "Roam" (Radio Mix) - 4:13
- "Roam" (12" Remix) - 8:17
- "Bushfire" (LP Version) - 4:56
- "Roam" (Extended Remix) - 5:25
- "Roam" (Instrumental) - 5:27
- "Roam" (Miami Phunky Break Mix) Time Capsule The Mixes - 7:35
- "Roam" (Indamix Tekno Mix) Time Capsule The Mixes - 10:10
- "Roam" (Single Edit) U.S. Cassette Single - 4:01
- "Roam" (LP Version) Cosmic Thing - 4:54
- "Roam" (Dusty Trailmix) Prime Cuts Volume 2 Issue 12 - 6:59
- A parody of the song and video, called "Comb," was a skit on Fast Forward in 1990 as The B-52's began the Australian leg of their Cosmic Tour. The video, which poked fun at Pierson's and Wilson's bouffant wigs, starred Gina Riley and Jane Turner.
- The song was performed by the cast of the 2002 stage version of Earth Girls Are Easy.
- The Yayhoos covered the song on their 2006 album Put The Hammer Down.
- The Chipettes covered the song for the 1991 album The Chipmunks Rock the House.
- The Argentine female singer Marcela Morelo covered the song on their 2009 album "Otro Plan" in a Spanish version
- Caroline Sunshine covered the song for the soundtrack to the 2012 film Treasure Buddies.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||11|
|UK Singles Chart||17|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||10|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||6|
End of year charts
|End of year chart (1990)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||40|