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For other uses, see Roam (disambiguation).
U.S. CD maxi-single
Single by The B-52's
from the album Cosmic Thing
B-side "Bushfire"
Released January 1990
Format Compact disc
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop rock, new wave, jangle pop
Length 4:54 (album)
3:49 (single)
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Robert Waldrop, Cindy Wilson
Producer(s) Nile Rodgers
Don Was
The B-52's singles chronology
"Love Shack"
"Deadbeat Club"

"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][edit]

  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) U.S. Cassette Single - 4:01
  • "Roam" (LP Version) Cosmic Thing - 4:54
  • "Roam" (Dusty Trailmix) Prime Cuts Volume 2 Issue 12 - 6:59

Cover versions[edit]


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
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[edit]

End of year chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 40
U.S. Cashbox[3] 36


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