Shout to the Top!

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"Shout to the Top"
Single by The Style Council
from the album Our Favourite Shop and Vision Quest Soundtrack
B-side"Ghosts of Dachau"
ReleasedOctober 1984
Format7", 12" vinyl
RecordedAugust/September 1984
Songwriter(s)Paul Weller
Producer(s)Paul Weller for Solid Bond Productions Ltd.
The Style Council singles chronology
""You're the Best Thing" / "The Big Boss Groove"
"Shout to the Top"
"Walls Come Tumbling Down!"
Alternative cover
Music video
"Shout to the Top!" on YouTube

"Shout to the Top!" is a song by the English band The Style Council which was their seventh single to be released. It was composed by lead singer Paul Weller, and was released in 1984. It appears on the Vision Quest soundtrack in the United States.

The song also appears on the deluxe edition of Our Favourite Shop (1985), and features in the film Billy Elliot (2000) and on its soundtrack. Paintings representing the 1984 miners strike feature in the video.

Compilation appearances[edit]

As well as the song's single release, it has featured on various compilation albums released by The Style Council. The song was included on The Singular Adventures of The Style Council, The Complete Adventures of The Style Council, and Greatest Hits.

Track listings[edit]

7" single[edit]

  • A "Shout to the Top!" (edit) – 3:16
  • B "Ghosts of Dachau" – 2:55

12" single[edit]

  • A1 "Shout to the Top!" – 4:16
  • A2 "Shout to the Top!" (instrumental) – 4:12
  • B1 "The Piccadilly Trail" – 3:46
  • B2 "Ghosts of Dachau" – 2:51


Chart (1984) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 10
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 6
UK Singles Chart[4] 7

See also[edit]

Fire Island featuring Loleatta Holloway version[edit]

"Shout to the Top!"
Shout to the Top!.jpg
Single by Fire Island, featuring Loleatta Holloway

In 1998, "Shout to the Top!" was covered by and remixed by Fire Island, featuring Loleatta Holloway. This version went to number one on the US dance charts.[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Shout to the Top". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 537. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 98.