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
Format 7" vinyl, cassette, CD, 2 x 12" vinyl
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative rock, baggy,[1] shoegazing[1]
Length 3:14
Label Food
Producer(s) Stephen Street, Blur
Blur singles chronology
"She's So High"/"I Know"
"There's No Other Way"
Music video
"There's No Other Way" on YouTube
Music video
"There's No Other Way" (US Version on YouTube

"There's No Other Way" is a song by Blur and was released 15 April 1991 as their second single. The song was the band's first top ten and top 40 hit and was also featured on the band's debut album Leisure. 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.[2] 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.[3]

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

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Albarn and Blur.

Production credits[edit]

  • "There's No Other Way" produced by Stephen Street
  • "Inertia", "Mr Briggs", "I'm All Over" and "Won't Do It" produced by Blur
  • Damon Albarn: Lead Vocals, Organ
  • Graham Coxon: Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Alex James: Bass Guitar
  • Dave Rowntree: Drums


Charts (1991) Peak
UK Singles Chart[4] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 82
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 5
US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[2] 15


  1. ^ a b "Leisure on Allmusic".  ""She's So High" and "There's No Other Way" were auspicious debut singles, alternately trancy and melodic, suggesting how shoegazing and baggy beats could be incorporated into pop song structures."
  2. ^ a b c d "Blur - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "BLUR | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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