Rubberband Girl

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"Rubberband Girl"
Rubberband Girl.jpg
Single by Kate Bush
from the album The Red Shoes
B-side "Big Stripey Lie"
"Show a Little Devotion"
Released 6 September 1993 (UK)
7 December 1993 (US)
Format 7" single / 12" single / CD single / Cassette single
Recorded 1990-1993
Genre Art rock
Length 4:44
Label EMI
Writer(s) Kate Bush
Producer(s) Kate Bush
Kate Bush singles chronology
"Rocket Man/Candle in the Wind"
"Rubberband Girl"
"Eat the Music"
Music sample

"Rubberband Girl" is a song by Kate Bush, and was the first of four singles to be released from The Red Shoes in 1993.

"Rubberband Girl" was released on 6 September 1993 and peaked at number 12 in the UK Singles Chart.

"Rubberband Girl" marked Bush's return from her third three-year hiatus. Not counting "Rocket Man" (her contribution to the Elton John tribute in 1991), this was her first UK release in 39 months. Three different versions of "Rubberband Girl" were released commercially: the LP and extended mixes shown here, and a disco version called the U.S. Mix which was released towards the end of 1994 on the "And So Is Love" single. Some claim that the U.S. stood for Utah Saints Mix and not United States the country, but the CD single cover notes credit this remix to American DJ Eric Kupper (a.k.a. Eric Kuppa).

The B-Side to the single was "Big Stripey Lie", in the U.K., and "Show a Little Devotion" in the U.S.

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Rubberband Girl" 4:44
2. "Big Stripey Lie" 3:31
No. Title Length
1. "Rubberband Girl (Extended Mix)" 7:01
2. "Rubberband Girl" 4:38
3. "Big Stripey Lie" 3:29
No. Title Length
1. "Rubberband Girl" 4:44
2. "Rubberband Girl (Extended Mix)" 7:06
3. "Big Stripey Lie" 3:31
No. Title Length
1. "Rubberband Girl" 4:42
2. "Rubberband Girl (Extended Mix)" 7:07
3. "Show a Little Devotion" 4:50
4. "Home for Christmas" 1:45


Chart (1993) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 39
Poland (Związek Producentów Audio Video)[2] 25
UK Singles Chart[3] 12
US Billboard Hot 100 88
US Modern Rock Tracks 7
New Zealand Singles Chart 32
Irish Singles Chart 17
German Singles Chart 65
Dutch Single Top 100 37


  1. ^ "Rubberband Girl - Australian chart run". Retrieved 22 September 2007.
  2. ^ "EAT THE MUSIC – Kate Bush" (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rubberband Girl - UK Chart Run". chartstats. Retrieved 22 September 2007.