Over You (Roxy Music song)

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"Over You"
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Single by Roxy Music
from the album Flesh and Blood
B-side
  • "Manifesto (Remake)" (UK)
  • "Eight Miles High" (UK promo) [1]
  • "My Only Love" (Canada promo) [2]
  • "Many Kisses" (Italy promo) [3]
  • "Prendimi, Fratello" (Italy promo) [4]
ReleasedMay 1980
Recorded1980
Length3:27
Label Atco / Polydor / EG
Songwriter(s) Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera
Producer(s) Rhett Davies  & Roxy  Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Angel Eyes"
(1979)
"Over You"
(1980)
"Oh Yeah"
(1980)

"Over You" is a hit single by the English rock band Roxy Music. The release date of the single, in early May 1980, preceded the release date of their album Flesh and Blood in mid May 1980. The single reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart, as next single "Oh Yeah" would do. Phil Manzanera recalls: “"In 1979, I had just built my first recording studio and I rang up Bryan and asked if he’d like to check it out. We decided to have a jam together, Bryan on bass and me on guitar with a rhythm box. Within five minutes we had written this track and it reached number three in the charts."” [5]

Contents

In most European countries, the B-side release on the single was a re-recording of the title track of their 1979 LP Manifesto . The new version was a new arrangement with a shorter intro, and the lyrics were broken up into several verses, while the original was continuous. This new version was re-released on the Thrill of It All boxset as Manifesto (Remake).

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1980)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [6] 45
Germany (Official German Charts) [7] 31
Ireland (IRMA) [8] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) [9] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [10] 24
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [11] 24
UK Singles (OCC) [12] 5
US Billboard Hot 100 [13] 80

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References

  1. Discogs - Over You / Eight Miles High - 1980 promo-single, Polydor (POSPX 93) UK
  2. Discogs - Over You - 1980 promo-single, Atco Records (AT 7301) Canada
  3. Discogs - Many Kisses / Over You - 1980 promo-single, Polydor (AS 5000 572) Italy
  4. Discogs - Over You / Prendimi, Fratello - 1980 promo-single, Polydor / Philips (AS 5000 570) Italy
  5. Over You on Viva Roxy Music!
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