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
Released October 1984
Format 7", 12" vinyl
Recorded August/September 1984
Genre Pop
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Paul Weller
Producer(s) Paul Weller for Solid Bond Productions Ltd.

"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 Café Bleu (1984), 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

See also[edit]

Cover Versions[edit]

  • 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.[1]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 98.