Tell That Girl to Shut Up

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"Tell That Girl to Shut Up"
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Single by Transvision Vamp
from the album Pop Art
B-side "God Save the Royalties"
Released March 1988
Format CD, 7" & 12" vinyl
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
Rock
Length 3:08
Label MCA Records
TVV 2
Writer(s) Holly Beth Vincent
Producer(s) Zeus B. Held
Transvision Vamp singles chronology
"Revolution Baby"
(1987)
"Tell That Girl to Shut Up"
(1988)
"I Want Your Love"
(1988)

"Tell That Girl to Shut Up" is a song written by Holly Beth Vincent[1] and originally recorded by her band, Holly and the Italians in 1979. A cover version by UK pop/rock band Transvision Vamp was released in 1988 as the second single from their debut album Pop Art.[2]

In Australia, "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" was released in 1989 as the third single from the album, following the 1988 release of "Revolution Baby".

Transvision Vamp single[edit]

The b-side of the Transvision Vamp single, "God Save the Royalties" is the Pop Art album track "Psychosonic Cindy", remixed and in reverse (the title being a pun on saving royalty payments).

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl (TVV 2)

  1. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" - 3:05
  2. "God Save the Royalties" - 3:12

12" vinyl (TVVT 2)

  1. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (Extended Mix) - 6:20
  2. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (Knuckle Duster Mix) - 4:44
  3. "God Save the Royalties" - 3:12

CD single (DTVV 2)

  1. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (Extended Mix) - 6:20
  2. "God Save the Royalties" - 3:12
  3. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (7" Version) - 3:05
  4. "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (Knuckle Duster Mix) - 4:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 44
UK Singles Chart[4] 45
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 87
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[6] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holly And The Italians - Tell That Girl To Shut Up (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1979-11-30. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Transvision Vamp - Tell That Girl To Shut Up at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Transvision Vamp - Tell That Girl To Shut Up". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Transvision Vamp". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Transvision Vamp - Chart history". Billboard. 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Alternative Songs : Oct 01, 1988 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 1988-10-01. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 

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