The Caterpillar (song)

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"The Caterpillar"
Single by The Cure
from the album The Top
Released 26 March 1984
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave
Length 3:40
Label Fiction
Producer(s) Robert Smith, Chris Parry, Dave Allen
The Cure singles chronology
"The Love Cats"
"The Caterpillar"
"In Between Days"

"The Caterpillar" is the name of a 1984 single and song written by Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst. The song is performed by The Cure and is from their album The Top. It reached number 14 in the UK and 51 in Australia.


The music video was shot in the Great Conservatory, Syon Park.

"The Caterpillar" was the sole single released from the album The Top—the band's fifth LP. In early 1984, it spent seven weeks in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 14 on 7 April of that year.[1] It spent five weeks on the Dutch charts in June 1984, reaching number 35 there on 2 June.[2]

As with many other singles, the song's music video was directed by Tim Pope. It was shot in the Great Conservatory in Syon Park, London.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7"[edit]

  1. "The Caterpillar" (3:40)
  2. "Happy The Man" (2:45)

UK 12"[edit]

  1. "The Caterpillar" (3:40)
  2. "Happy The Man" (2:45)
  3. "Throw Your Foot" (3:32)



  1. ^ Cure. Retrieved on 27 January 2013.
  2. ^ "The Cure - The Caterpillar (Nummer)". (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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