Surrender (Swing Out Sister song)

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Single by Swing Out Sister
from the album It's Better to Travel
B-side"Who's to Blame"
Released2 January 1987
LabelMercury Records
Songwriter(s)Andy Connell / Corinne Drewery / Martin Jackson
Producer(s)Paul Staveley O'Duffy
Swing Out Sister singles chronology
"Twilight World"

"Surrender" is a 1987 single released by British pop act Swing Out Sister from their debut album, It's Better to Travel. It was issued as the follow-up to the successful single, "Breakout". The song peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1987 and logged four weeks in the top ten.[1]

Over a year after its initial release, remixes of "Surrender" reached the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #22 in May 1988.[2]

The song features a trumpet solo performed by John Thirkell and features Drewery laughing at the beginning of the song.


UK 7" Single

  1. "Surrender" (7" Version)
    As featured on the UK Best Of CD Album Breakout.
  2. "Who's To Blame"

UK 12" Single

  1. "Surrender" (Stuff Gun Mix)
    Also available from the CD releases of It's Better to Travel & the Japanese CD Album Swing 3.

UK 12" Remix Single

  1. "Surrender" (Roadrunner Mix)
    As featured on the Japanese CD Album Another Non-Stop Sister.

US 12" Promo Single

  1. "Surrender" (Pop Stand Mix)
    As featured on the "US 12" Single".

Other Version

  1. "Surrender" (Album Version)
    Also available from the CD album "It's Better to Travel" & "Best of Swing Out Sister".


Chart (1987) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 23
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 7


  1. ^ Official Charts Company info Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974 - 2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 252.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 302. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.