Breakin' Away / That's Livin' Alright
|Single by Joe Fagin|
|B-side||"That's Livin' Alright"|
|Format||45 rpm gramophone record|
Ian La Frenais
|Joe Fagin singles chronology|
Mackay co-wrote "Breakin' Away" with Ian La Frenais, and "That's Livin' Alright" with Ken Ashby. They wrote the songs as the opening and closing theme music for Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, an English television comedy-drama that premiered in 1983. Ian La Frenais co-wrote Auf Wiedersehen, Pet with Dick Clement.
"That's Livin' Alright" peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1984. Later that year, Friends Records (Netherlands) and Mariann Grammofon (Sweden) reissued "That's Livin' Alright" as the A-side of a 7" single called "That's Living Alright".
For England's national football team's 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign, Fagin performed "That's England Alright", a variation of "That's Livin' Alright" produced by Clive Langer, with lyrics by Jimmy Lawless.
All music composed by David Mackay.
|1.||"Breakin' Away"||David Mackay, Ian La Frenais||3:02|
|2.||"That's Livin' Alright"||David Mackay, Ken Ashby||2:55|