This Is Mine

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"This Is Mine"
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Single by Heaven 17
from the album How Men Are
B-side "Skin"
Released 1984
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:20
Label Virgin Records, Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
Producer(s) British Electric Foundation, Greg Walsh
Heaven 17 singles chronology
"Sunset Now"
(1984)
"This Is Mine"
(1984)
"...(And That's No Lie)"
(1985)
"Sunset Now"
(1984)
"This Is Mine"
(1984)
"...(And That's No Lie)"
(1985)

"This Is Mine" is synthpop trio Heaven 17's second and last single of 1984 from the album How Men Are.[1] It was written by all three members. The single was released in late 1984 and peaked at #23 in the UK, spending 7 weeks on the chart. This would be the last top 30 single for the band until 1992 which saw the release of "Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)"[2]

A promotional video was created for the single that featured the band robbing a bank, and Martyn Ware leaving. In the end, Gregory and Ware crack open the safe and escape in a van driven by Marsh. The video ends with Gregory in a helicopter throwing money into a river.

Allmusic stated "Sunset Now", "Flamedown" and the brilliant "This Is Mine" are just a few of the reasons for this album's greatness." The track is also recommended by allmusic.[3]

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "This Is Mine" - 3:20
  2. "Skin" - 3:40
12" Single
  1. "This Is Mine (Filmix)" - 7:18
  2. "This Is Mine (Cinemix)" - 8:55
  3. "Skin" - 3:40
12" Single (UK only)
  1. "This Is Mine (Extended version)" - 5:39
  2. "Skin" - 3:39
  3. "Mine" - 5:04
12" Promo Single (American only)
  1. "This Is Mine (Filmix)" - 7:18
  2. "This Is Mine (Radio version)" - 3:20
  3. "This Is Mine (Cinemix)" - 7:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Irish Singles Chart[4] 25 2
UK Singles Chart[2] 23 7
U.S. Dance/Club Play Singles[5] 28 ?

Personnel[edit]

  • Photography - Mike Prior
  • Producer - British Electric Foundation, Greg Walsh
  • Saxophone (Tenor Solo) – Don Myrick
  • Synthesizer (Fairlight, Roland System 100) – Ian Craig Marsh
  • Synthesizer (Roland System 100 Bass), Fairlight programmed by – Greg Walsh
  • Flugelhorn – Michael Harris
  • Linndrum drum programming, backing vocals, synthesizer (Roland System 100 Bass) – Martyn Ware
  • Horns – The Phenix Horns Esquire
  • Lead vocals, backing vocals – Glenn Gregory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heaven 17 - How Men Are at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b "HEAVEN 17 | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  3. ^ Badgley, Aaron. "How Men Are - Heaven 17 : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ Heaven 17. "Heaven 17 - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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