Wrong Number (The Cure song)

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"Wrong Number"
Wrong Number (song).jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Galore
Released17 November 1997
FormatCD
Length
  • 6:02 (album version)
  • 4:12 (single edit)
LabelFiction
Songwriter(s)Robert Smith
Producer(s)
The Cure singles chronology
"Gone!"
(1996)
"Wrong Number"
(1997)
"Cut Here"
(2001)

"Wrong Number" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as a single on 17 November 1997 from the band's Galore compilation.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released, directed by Tim Pope and featuring the band playing in a place with powder all around, Robert Smith getting married, floating faces in space and Robert being surrounded by a snake.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD

  1. "Wrong Number" – 6:02
  2. "Wrong Number (Analogue Exchange Mix)" – 4:49
  3. "Wrong Number (p2p Mix)" – 8:12
  4. "Wrong Number (Crossed Line Mix)" – 8:34
  5. "Wrong Number (ISDN Mix)" – 7:08

European CD

  1. "Wrong Number" – 6:02
  2. "Wrong Number (Analogue Exchange Mix)" – 4:49
  3. "Wrong Number (Digital Exchange Mix)" – 7:08
  4. "Wrong Number (Dub Analogue Exchange Mix)" – 5:34

UK 12"

Side A
  1. Wrong Number (Single Mix)
  2. Wrong Number (Dub Analogue Exchange Mix)
  3. Wrong Number (Engaged Mix)
Side B
  1. Wrong Number (p2p Mix)
  2. Wrong Number (Digital Exchange Mix)

Note: the "radio edit" (4:12) was released on promotional issues only. There was also a promotional double 12" released in the UK.

Versions & Remixes[edit]

  1. Wrong Number (Single Mix) 6:02
  2. Wrong Number (Radio Mix) 4:24 (Promotional uses only)
  3. Wrong Number (Digital Exchange Mix) 7:09
  4. Wrong Number (Analogue Exchange Mix) 4:50
  5. Wrong Number (Dub Analogue Exchange Mix) 5:55
  6. Wrong Number (Isdn Mix) 7:08
  7. Wrong Number (Crossed Line Mix) 8:35
  8. Wrong Number (Engaged Mix) 6:32
  9. Wrong Number (P2P Mix) 8:12
  10. Wrong Number (Acoustic Mix) 5:55
  11. Wrong Number (16b (Crossed Line) Warm Vocal Mix) 5:30 (Only available on Greatest Hits Rarities)

Note: The instrumental demo (5:20) and the radio edit (4:12) do not count.

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 70
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 88
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 43
UK Singles Chart[4] 62
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[5] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cure – Wrong Number" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – The Cure – Wrong Number". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Cure". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  5. ^ "The Cure Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Cure. Nielsen Business Media.

External links[edit]