|Single by Dire Straits|
|from the album On Every Street|
|B-side||"Twisting by the Pool"
(7" & CD)
"Walk of Life"
|Released||15 June 1992|
|Dire Straits singles chronology|
"The Bug" is a song written by Mark Knopfler and originally performed by Dire Straits on the final studio album by the band, On Every Street (1991). It was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1992 and also recorded on the albums Blues Ballads (1996) by The Alex Bollard Assembly and Keep Your Hands to Yourself (2002) by Mike Berry & The Outlaws.
The song is the fourth and final UK single from the album On Every Street by English rock band Dire Straits, and it also was to be Dire Straits' final single release in the UK. Other songs from the album were released as singles in selected countries ("You and Your Friend" in France and Germany or "Ticket to Heaven" in Netherlands).
7" vinyl single
- "The Bug"
- "Twisting by the Pool"
5" CD single
Mary Chapin Carpenter
|Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter|
|from the album Come On Come On|
|B-side||"Rhythm of the Blues"|
|Released||9 August 1993|
|Format||7" vinyl, CD single|
|Producer(s)||John Jennings, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Buckingham|
|Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology|
The song was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter on her 1992 album Come On Come On and was released as a single the next year, peaking at 16 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks. This version of the song is also included on the soundtrack of the 2006 computer animated film Everyone's Hero.
"The Bug" debuted at number 63 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of 21 August 1993.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||22|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||16|