World Shut Your Mouth (song)

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"World Shut Your Mouth"
Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth.jpeg
Single by Julian Cope
from the album Saint Julian
B-side "Umpteenth Unnatural Blues"
Released September 1986 (1986)
Format 7", 12"
Length 3:34 (album version)
3:05 (single version)
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Julian Cope
Producer(s) Double De Harrison
Julian Cope singles chronology
"Sunspots"
(1985)
"World Shut Your Mouth"
(1986)
"Trampolene"
(1987)
"Sunspots"
(1985)
"World Shut Your Mouth"
(1986)
"Trampolene"
(1987)
Saint Julian track listing
"Planet Ride"
(5)
"World Shut Your Mouth"
(6)
"Saint Julian"
(7)

"World Shut Your Mouth" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Julian Cope. It is the first single released in support of his third album Saint Julian. The title of the song is the same as Cope's first solo album, World Shut Your Mouth.

Formats and track listing[edit]

All songs written by Julian Cope, except where noted.

UK 7" single (IS 290)
  1. "World Shut Your Mouth" – 3:05
  2. "Umpteenth Unnatural Blues" – 2:58
UK 12" single (12 IS 290)
  1. "World Shut Your Mouth" – 3:34
  2. "(I've Got) Levitation" (Hall, Sutherland) – 3:02
  3. "Umpteenth Unnatural Blues" – 2:58
  4. "Non-Alignment Pact" (Pere Ubu) – 2:48
  5. "Transporting" (Julian Cope Group) – 3:34
UK cassette single (C IS 290)
  1. Interview – 8:00
  2. "World Shut Your Mouth" – 3:05
  3. "(I've Got) Levitation" (Hall, Sutherland) – 3:02
  4. "Umpteenth Unnatural Blues" – 2:58
  5. "Non-Alignment Pact" (Pere Ubu) – 2:48
UK 12" remix single" single (12 ISX 290)
  1. "World Shut Your Mouth" [Remix by Trouble Funk - Long Version] – 4:35
  2. "(I've Got) Levitation" (Hall, Sutherland) – 3:02
  3. "World Shut Your Mouth" [Remix by Trouble Funk - Short Version] – 3:09

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1986 NME United Kingdom "Singles of the Year" 27 [1]
2011 NME United Kingdom "501 Lost Songs" * [2]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986/87) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[3] 97
Irish Singles Chart[4] 13
New Zealand Singles Chart[5] 35
UK Singles Chart[6] 19
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 84
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 22
Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[8] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NME Singles 1986". NME. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "501 Lost Songs". NME. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 45, No. 25, March 28, 1987". RPM. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "World Shut Your Mouth". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth". chartarchive.org. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope". Billboard. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth {1992}". chartarchive.org. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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