Thrown Away (song)

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"Thrown Away"
Single by The Stranglers
from the album The Gospel According to the Meninblack
B-side "Top Secret"
Released19 January 1981 (UK)
Recorded Musicland Studios
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length3:31
Label Liberty Records
Songwriter(s) The Stranglers
Producer(s) Alan Winstanley

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References

  1. Cornwell, Hugh; Drury, Jim (2001). The Stranglers Song By Song. Sanctuary Publishing Ltd. ISBN   1-86074-362-5.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 535. ISBN   1-904994-10-5.