|"Thorn in My Side"|
|Single by Eurythmics|
|from the album Revenge|
|Released||13 August 1986|
|Songwriter(s)||Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart|
|Producer(s)||David A. Stewart|
|Eurythmics singles chronology|
"Thorn in My Side" is a 1986 song recorded by British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was released as the second single from the duo's Revenge album. Written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, the song is a cast-off to an unfaithful lover. "Thorn in My Side" was produced by Stewart.
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|Australia (Kent Music Report)||12|
|Austrian Singles Chart||14|
|Belgian Singles Chart[ citation needed ]||28|
|Canadian Singles Chart||41|
|French Singles Chart||64|
|German Singles Chart||26|
|Irish Singles Chart||2|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||7|
|Swedish Singles Chart||6|
|UK Singles Chart||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||68|
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