Southside (Texas album)

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Studio album by
Released13 March 1989
RecordedSeptember–November 1988
Vertigo (US/Canada)
ProducerTim Palmer
Texas chronology
Mothers Heaven
Singles from Southside
  1. "I Don't Want a Lover"
    Released: 23 January 1989
  2. "Thrill Has Gone"
    Released: 24 April 1989
  3. "Everyday Now"
    Released: 24 July 1989
  4. "Prayer for You"
    Released: 13 November 1989

Southside is the debut album by Scottish rock band Texas, released on 13 March 1989. It peaked at no. 3 in the UK Albums Chart and within three weeks of release was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.

Background and release[edit]

The album's first single "I Don't Want a Lover" was released on 23 January 1989 and peaked at no. 8 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] Following the release of the album in March of that year, which entered the UK Albums Chart at no.3, further singles from the album were less successful. The second single, "Thrill Has Gone", peaked at no. 60, while a third single, "Everyday Now", fared little better at no. 44. Despite this, a fourth single, "Prayer for You", was released on 13 November but stalled at no. 73 in the UK. Despite only one hit single, the album spent 29 weeks on the charts.[2]

The album cover art was derived from the poster art for the film Paris, Texas, which inspired the band's name.

Track listing[edit]

1."I Don't Want a Lover"Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri5:01
2."Tell Me Why"McElhone, Spiteri3:59
3."Everyday Now"McElhone, Spiteri4:33
4."Southside"McElhone, Kerr, Spiteri, Ally McErlaine2:00
5."Prayer for You"McElhone, Spiteri4:50
6."Faith" (CD only)McElhone, Spiteri4:19
7."Thrill Has Gone"McElhone, Spiteri, Paul Fox4:24
8."Fight the Feeling"McElhone, Spiteri, Craig Armstrong3:37
9."Fool for Love"McElhone, Spiteri, Armstrong3:54
10."One Choice"McElhone, Spiteri4:02
11."Future Is Promises"McElhone, Spiteri, McErlaine4:14

Charts and certifications[edit]