Rush Rush (Debbie Harry song)

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"Rush Rush"
Debbie Harry - Rush Rush.jpg
U.S. cover art
Single by Debbie Harry
from the album Scarface: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedNovember 1983[1]
GenrePost-disco[2]
Length3:37
LabelChrysalis
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Giorgio Moroder
Debbie Harry singles chronology
"Chrome"
(1981)
"Rush Rush"
(1983)
"Feel the Spin"
(1985)
"Chrome"
(1981)
"Rush Rush"
(1983)
"Feel the Spin"
(1985)
Audio sample

"Rush Rush" is a song by American singer Debbie Harry. Released as a single in 1983, it is taken from the soundtrack album of the film Scarface (1983).

Song information[edit]

"Rush Rush" was the first single Harry released after Blondie broke up in 1982, and was one of the several projects she worked on in between her first and second solo albums. It was Harry's second collaboration with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, the first being Blondie's 1980 number-one hit "Call Me" (from the 1980 movie American Gigolo). The song was a reference to drug use, "llello" being a Spanish colloquialism for cocaine.

"Rush Rush" was released both as a 7" single and an extended 12", the A-side of which would later be included on the 1988 Blondie/Debbie Harry remix compilation Once More into the Bleach as well as Harry's 1999 compilation Most of All - The Best of Deborah Harry. A music video was produced, but it was primarily a montage of clips from Harry's past videos including ones from Blondie.

"Rush Rush" peaked at #105 on the US Billboard chart, but became a moderate US dance hit.[3] The single also peaked at #87 in the UK.

The song was also featured in the 2001 video game Grand Theft Auto III on the fictional in-game radio station "Flashback 95.6" (Flashback FM) alongside four other songs from the Scarface soundtrack. The song also appears in the 1986 Tom Hanks film The Money Pit. It was also used in the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours.[4]

The song was covered by the British band Happy Mondays for their 2007 album Uncle Dysfunktional, though was not released as a single. The song was also sampled by The Beatnuts for their 2002 song "Yae Yo". In 2008 Septimus Orion covered the song on its first studio album Caged. This album also features a remix of "Rush Rush" called "Trip mix".

Track listing[edit]

US 7"

  1. Debbie Harry: "Rush Rush" (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 3:33
  2. Beth Anderson: "Dance Dance Dance" (Giorgio Moroder, Arthur Barrow) - 2:41

UK 7"

  1. "Rush Rush" (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 3:33
  2. "Rush Rush" (Dub Version) (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 3:26

US & UK 12"

  1. "Rush Rush" (Extended Version) (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 4:45
  2. "Rush Rush" (Extended Dub Version) (Giorgio Moroder/Deborah Harry) - 4:45

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 25
New Zealand[6] 39
US 105
USA Dance[3] 28
UK[7] 87

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/vs442745
  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Original Soundtrack – Scarface [Original Soundtrack]". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Debbie Harry Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/scarface-chops-up-80s-mix/1100-6156015/
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Rush Rush". charts.org.nz/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Debbie Harry - Rush Rush". Chartstats.com. Retrieved June 18, 2010.