Them Heavy People
|"Them Heavy People"|
Japanese single cover
|Single by Kate Bush|
|from the album The Kick Inside|
|B-side||"The Man with the Child in His Eyes"|
|Released||5 May 1978|
|Kate Bush singles chronology|
Them Heavy People
"Them Heavy People" is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush, from her debut album The Kick Inside. It was issued as a single in Japan only with the title "Rolling the Ball" reaching number 3, its only release worldwide as an A-side.
A Seiko logo appears on the insert's back side, which makes it Bush's only commercial release featuring any kind of product endorsement. Bush also appeared in TV commercials and print ads for the brand in Japan.
A live recording of this song was the lead track on the On Stage EP which reached number 10 in the UK singles chart in 1979. In the Netherlands, the EP was listed as Them Heavy People in the Top 40 chart, making it basically an A-side. It peaked at number 17 in 1979.
Bush performed "Them Heavy People" on several TV programmes including her only appearance on Saturday Night Live in the US.
|UK Singles Chart||10|
|Dutch Single Top 100||17|
|Dutch Top 40||21|
|Japanese Singles Chart||3|
- "Chart Stats – Kate Bush – Kate Bush On Stage EP". Retrieved 2 February 2009.
- "Chart Stats – Dutch chart position for Them Heavy People". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "UK Official Charts Company". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Chart Stats - Dutch chart position for Them Heavy People". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Chart Stats - Dutch Top 40 chart position for Them Heavy People". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- Them Heavy People, Kate's words about the song
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