There's No Other Way

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Not to be confused with There Is No Other Way.
"There's No Other Way"
Single by Blur
from the album Leisure
B-side "Inertia" (7")
"Inertia", "Mr Briggs", "I'm All Over" (12" and CD)
Released 15 April 1991
Recorded 1991
Length 3:14
Label Food
Blur singles chronology
"She's So High/I Know"
"There's No Other Way"

"There's No Other Way" is a song by English band Blur, released 15 April 1991 as the second single from their debut album Leisure.


The song utilises a beat and tambourine sound typical of songs of the Madchester and baggy scene.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was directed by David Balfe,[citation needed] the former keyboardist for The Teardrop Explodes and owner of Blur's label Food Records.


The song was the band's first top 10 in the UK, reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] The single was also a minor hit in the US, reaching number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number five on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3] A playable version of the song is available for the Rock Band video game series, and it is available to download for Guitar Hero 5.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Blur.

7" and cassette
  1. "There's No Other Way" – 3:14
  2. "Inertia"
  1. "There's No Other Way" (Extended Version) – 4:04
  2. "Inertia" – 3:51
  3. "Mr Briggs" – 3:59
  4. "I'm All Over" – 2:00
  1. "There's No Other Way" – 3:14
  2. "Inertia" – 3:51
  3. "Mr Briggs" – 3:59
  4. "I'm All Over" – 2:00
Remix 12"
  1. "There's No Other Way" (Blur Remix) - 5:09
  2. "Won't Do It" - 3:19
  3. "Day Upon Day" (Live) - 4:02


  • Damon Albarn – lead vocals, organ, production on "Inertia", "Mr Briggs", "I'm All Over" and "Won't Do It"
  • Graham Coxon – guitar, backing vocals, production on "Inertia", "Mr Briggs", "I'm All Over" and "Won't Do It"
  • Alex James – bass guitar, production on "Inertia", "Mr Briggs", "I'm All Over" and "Won't Do It"
  • Dave Rowntree – drums, production on "Inertia", "Mr Briggs", "I'm All Over" and "Won't Do It"
Additional personnel
  • Stephen Street – production on "There's No Other Way"


Charts (1991) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 113[5]
UK Singles Chart 8[2]
US Billboard Hot 100 82[3]
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5[3]
US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles 15[3]


  1. ^ Ramirez, Aj (22 April 2010). "Blur – 'There's No Other Way' | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Blur | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Blur - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Guitar Hero® 5 and Band Hero™ Roll into April With Hot New Rock Additions to the Guitar Hero Music Library". 31 March 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2013.  C1 control character in |title= at position 29 (help)
  5. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 24 May 2016". Retrieved 24 May 2016. 

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