Tenderness (song)

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"Tenderness"
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Single by General Public
from the album All the Rage
ReleasedMay 1984
Recorded1983
Genre New wave [1]
Length3:35
Label I.R.S.
Songwriter(s) Mickey Billingham, Ranking Roger, Dave Wakeling
General Public singles chronology
"Dishwasher"
(1984)
"Tenderness"
(1984)
"Never You Done That"
(1984)
Music video
"Tenderness" on YouTube

"Tenderness" is a song by General Public from their 1984 album All the Rage , produced by I.R.S. Records.

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Content

The song's lyrics tell about a man who really needs tenderness to feel like a man. It was one of the band's first singles. The single cover of the extended versions has a sentence reading "words like conviction can turn into a sentence".

Charts

Chart (1984–1985)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [2] 50
Canadian Singles Chart 11
UK Singles Chart 95
US Billboard Hot 100 27
US Billboard Top Rock Tracks39

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