We Are Detective

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"We Are Detective"
Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Quick Step & Side Kick
B-side"Lucky Day"
ReleasedApril 1983
Producer(s)Alex Sadkin
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Love On Your Side"
"We Are Detective"

"We Are Detective" is a 1983 song by the British pop group the Thompson Twins. It was the third single from the band's third studio album, Quick Step & Side Kick.

It was the group's second single to reach the UK Top Ten, peaking at no. 7. It also reached no. 48 in Alannah Currie's native New Zealand[1] A limited number of copies of the 12" single came with a free 12" of the tracks "Love Lies Fierce" and "Frozen In Time", both remixes of the songs "Love Lies Bleeding" and "Kamikaze" from the album.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Single (ARIST 12 526, ARIST 12526)
  1. "We Are Detective (More Clues)" - 6:00
  2. "Lucky Day (Space Mix)" - 6:58
  • 7" Single (ARIST 526)
  1. "We Are Detective" - 3:05
  2. "Lucky Day" - 3:52

Official versions[edit]

  1. Album Version – 3:05
  2. Extended Version – 6:00

Sales chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 7
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 48

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "We Are Detective - songfacts". songfacts.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Thompson Twins – UK chart history". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 Sep 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Thompson Twins – We Are Detective". charts.nz. Retrieved 30 Sep 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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