It was released as the album's first single on July 13, The track features pop rock singer Rae Rae, who sings backing vocals throughout the song and at the end of the title. Commercially, the song reached number 31 on the US Billboard Hot , number 44 in Canada, and number three in Australia. His music was more rap rock-based at the start of his career before turning in a more country rock influenced direction on later releases. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. Forgot your password? Retrieve it.
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In a television interview recorded in , Harley described how the lyrics are vindictively directed at the former band members, whom he felt had abandoned him. Track Listing. After dropping the song from their set list for over twenty years, the reunited Duran Duran brought the song back as a surprise encore at their 28 May homecoming gig at the Birmingham Football Ground to an audience of 25, fans. Harley was invited to perform with them, but was unable to attend.
It was written by Harley, and produced by Harley and Alan Parsons. More than cover versions of the song have been recorded by other artists, most notably by Duran Duran and Erasure ,  although Harley has stated his favourite cover version is by The Wedding Present. The song was the first single to be released under the name "Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel", as opposed to simply "Cockney Rebel". In July , the original Cockney Rebel disbanded, and Harley then assembled a new line-up later in the year. For many years, it was believed that Harley purposely chose to disband the original line-up and embark on a new career path.