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U.S. CD maxi-single
|Single by The B-52's|
|from the album Cosmic Thing|
|Songwriter(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
- 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, Jane Turner, Michael Veitch and Peter Moon as Kate, Cindy, Fred and Keith respectively.
- 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 her 2009 album "Otro Plan" in a Spanish version
- Caroline Sunshine covered the song for the soundtrack to the 2012 film Treasure Buddies.
- Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 24, 1990
- "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart 1990 (61–100) (from The ARIA Report No. 50)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-10-10.
- "Top Selling Singles of 1990". RIANZ. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- "Song artist 531 - The B52s". Retrieved 12 August 2012.