Chorus (Erasure song)

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"Chorus"
Erasure single chorus.jpg
Single by Erasure
from the album Chorus
B-side"Over the Rainbow", "Snappy"
ReleasedJune 17, 1991
Format12", 7", cassette, CD
Recorded1991
GenreSynthpop, rock
Length4:26
LabelMute (UK)
Sire (US)
Songwriter(s)Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s)Martyn Phillips
Erasure singles chronology
"Star"
(1990)
"Chorus"
(1991)
"Love to Hate You"
(1991)

"Chorus" is a song by Erasure. It is the title track of and first single from the duo's fifth studio album Chorus. It was released in 1991 by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the US. Produced by Martyn Phillips and written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, "Chorus" is an uptempo synthpop song featuring Clarke's electronic soundscapes and Phillips' computerized production.

Issued prior to the release of the Chorus album, the single returned Erasure to the upper reaches of the UK Singles Chart, debuting and peaking at number three for two weeks. "Chorus" was also a success in Switzerland, reaching number 10. In the United States, the single became Erasure's first Billboard Hot 100 entry since "Stop!" in 1989, climbing to number 83. It was more successful on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it peaked at number four to become the band's highest-placing song on this listing.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (MUTE125) / cassette single (CMUTE125)

  1. "Chorus"
  2. "Over the Rainbow"

12" single (12MUTE125)

  1. "Chorus" (Pure Trance Mix)
  2. "Chorus"
  3. "Snappy" (The Spice Has Risen Mix)
  4. "Chorus" (Transdental Trance Mix)

CD single (CDMUTE125)

  1. "Chorus"
  2. "Chorus" (Transdental Trance Mix)
  3. "Snappy"
  4. "Over the Rainbow"

CD single (USA release, SIRE 9 40123-2)

  1. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Single Mix by Dave Bascombe)
  2. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Pure Trance mix by Youth)
  3. "Snappy" (12" remix by Martyn Phillips)
  4. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Aggressive trance mix by Youth)
  5. "Chorus (Covered Up The Sun)" (Transdental trance mix by Youth)
  6. "Snappy" (The Spice has risen mix by Justin Robertson)
  7. "Over The Rainbow"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 77
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 20
Denmark (IFPI)[3] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 72
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 37
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 83
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 4
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 14
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard)[14] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Erasure – Chorus" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 30. 27 July 1991. p. 20. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Erasure – Chorus". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Chorus". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Erasure – Chorus" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Erasure – Chorus". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Erasure – Chorus". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Erasure Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Erasure Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Erasure Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Erasure Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2019.

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