1980's Singles

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  • A summary of major worldwide 7" single releases, by decade.


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1980's 7" Singles

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down UK 7" Two Tone single front sleeve.jpg I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (UK) 2-TONE. Released Jan 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Side B: Girls Talk

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (UK) F-BEAT. Released 8th Feb 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Side B: Girls Talk

CANT STAND UP ITALY FRONT.JPG I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Italy) F-BEAT. 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Side B: Girls Talk

CANT STAND UP SCANDINAVIA FRONT.JPG I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Scandinavia) F-BEAT. 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Side B: Girls Talk

CANT STAND UP JAPAN FRONT.JPG I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Japan) F-BEAT. 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Side B: Girls Talk

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down US 7" single front sleeve.jpg I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (USA) COLUMBIA. Released 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down; Girls Talk

Side B: Secondary Modern; King Horse

FBR 5001 FRONT.JPG I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (France) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down; Love For Tender

Side B: High Fidelity; Beaten To The Punch

1-11389 A SIDE.JPG Gettin' Mighty Crowded (USA) COLUMBIA. Released 1980

Side A: Gettin' Mighty Crowded

Side B: Radio Sweetheart

High Fidelity UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg High Fidelity (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: High Fidelity

Side B: Getting Mighty Crowded

HIGH FIDELITY GERMAN FRONT.JPG High Fidelity (Germany) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: High Fidelity

Side B: Getting Mighty Crowded

HIGH FIDELITY JAPAN FRONT.JPG High Fidelity (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: High Fidelity

Side B: Getting Mighty Crowded

New Amsterdam UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg New Amsterdam (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: New Amsterdam

Side B: Dr. Luther's Assistant

New Amsterdam UK 7" EP front sleeve.jpg New Amsterdam (EP) (UK) F-BEAT. Released Jun 1980

Side A: New Amsterdam; Dr. Luther's Assistant

Side B: Ghost Train; Just A Memory

AMSTERDAM BLACK A.JPG New Amsterdam (PICTURE DISC EP) Black or Clear rim. (UK) F-BEAT. Released Jun 1980

Side A: New Amsterdam; Dr. Luther's Assistant

Side B: Ghost Train; Just A Memory

AMSTERDAM JAPAN FRONT.JPG New Amsterdam (EP) (Japan) F-BEAT. Released Jun 1980

Side A: New Amsterdam; Dr. Luther's Assistant

Side B: Ghost Train; Just A Memory

New Amsterdam US 7" single front sleeve.jpg New Amsterdam (USA) COLUMBIA. Released 1980

Side A: New Amsterdam

Side B: Wednesday Week

1-11389 A SIDE.JPG Getting Mighty Crowded (USA/Canada) COLUMBIA. Released 1980

Side A: Getting Mighty Crowded

Side B: Radio Sweetheart (single mix)

Clubland UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Clubland (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: Clubland

Side B: Clean Money; Hoover Factory

CLUBLAND JAPAN FRONT.JPG Clubland (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 1980

Side A: Clubland

Side B: Clean Money; Hoover Factory

STRANGER IN THE HOUSE FRONT.JPG Stranger In The House (duet with George Jones) (UK) EPIC. Released Feb 1981

Side A: George Jones and Elvis Costello - Stranger In The House

Side B: George Jones - A Drunk Can't Be A Man

From A Whisper To A Scream UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg From A Whisper To A Scream (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: From A Whisper To A Scream

Side B: Luxembourg

From A Whisper To A Scream Netherlands 7" single front sleeve.jpg From A Whisper To A Scream (Benelux) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: From A Whisper To A Scream

Side B: Different Finger

CP 369 FRONT.JPG From A Whisper To A Scream (Spain) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: From A Whisper To A Scream

Side B: Luxembourg

DJC4-8435 A SIDE CANADA.JPG Different Finger (Canada) COLUMBIA. Released 1981

Side A: Different Finger

Side B: Different Finger

SINGLE STRICT TIME CANADA DJC4 8439 A.jpg Strict Time (Canada) COLUMBIA. Released 1981

Side A: Strict Time

Side B: Fish 'N' Chip Paper

Watch Your Step US 7" single front sleeve.jpg Watch Your Step (USA/Canada) COLUMBIA. Released 1981

Side A: Watch Your Step

Side B: Luxembourg

13-33401 A SIDE RED LABEL.JPG Alison (USA) Hall Of Fame Red label. COLUMBIA. Released 1980

Side A: Alison (U.S. version)

Side B: Accidents Will Happen

13-33401 A SIDE GREY LABEL.JPG Alison (Canada) Hall Of Fame Grey/Blue label. COLUMBIA. Released 1980

Side A: Alison (U.S. version)

Side B: Accidents Will Happen

Good Year For The Roses UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Good Year For The Roses (UK) Withdrawn Sleeve. F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: Good Year For The Roses

Side B: Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven

ROSES DUTCH FRONT.JPG Good Year For The Roses (Benelux) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: Good Year For The Roses

Side B: Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven

ROSES GERMAN FRONT.JPG Good Year For The Roses (Germany) F-BEAT. Released Nov 1981

Side A: Good Year For The Roses

Side B: Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven

ROSES SPAIN FRONT.JPG Good Year For The Roses (Spain) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: Good Year For The Roses

Side B: Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven

ROSES JAPAN FRONT.JPG Good Year For The Roses (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: Good Year For The Roses

Side B: Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven

Sweet Dreams UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Sweet Dreams (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1981

Side A: Sweet Dreams

Side B: Psycho (live)

XX22E FRONT SCANDINAVIA.JPG Sweet Dreams (Scandinavia) F-BEAT. Released 1982

Side A: Sweet Dreams; Psycho (Live)

Side B: Good Year For The Roses; Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven

I'm Your Toy UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg I'm Your Toy (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (UK) F-BEAT. Released 2nd Apr 1982

Side A: I'm Your Toy (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Side B: Cry, Cry, Cry; Wondering

You Little Fool UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg You Little Fool (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1982

Side A: You Little Fool

Side B: Big Sister; The Emotional Toothpaste - The Stamping Ground

Man Out Of Time UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Man Out Of Time (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1982

Side A: Man Out Of Time

Side B: Town Cryer (alternate version)

Man Out Of Time US 7" single front sleeve (one sided).jpg Man Out Of Time (USA) One-sided. COLUMBIA. Released Jul 1982

Side A: Man Out Of Time (edit)

Man Out Of Time Spain 7" single front sleeve.jpg Man Out Of Time (Spain) F-BEAT. Released 1982

Side A: Man Out Of Time (edit)

Side B: Town Cryer

From Head To Toe UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg From Head To Toe (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1982

Side A: From Head To Toe

Side B: The World Of Broken Hearts

Party Party UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Party Party (UK) A&M RECORDS. Released 3rd Dec 1982

Side A: Party Party

Side B: Imperial Bedroom

Shabby Doll France 7" single front sleeve.jpeg Shabby Doll (France) F-BEAT. Released 1982

Side A: Shabby Doll

Side B: Imperial Bedroom

Pills And Soap UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Imposter - Pills And Soap (UK) DEMON. Released 1983

Side A: Pills And Soap

Side B: Pills And Soap (extended version)

Everyday I Write The Book UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Everyday I Write The Book (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1983

Side A: Everyday I Write The Book

Side B: Heathen Town

EVERYDAY GERMAN FRONT.JPG Everyday I Write The Book (Germany) F-BEAT. Released 1983

Side A: Everyday I Write The Book

Side B: Heathen Town

EVERYDAY SPAIN FRONT.JPG Everyday I Write The Book (Spain) F-BEAT. Released 1983

Side A: Everyday I Write The Book

Side B: Heathen Town

Let Them All Talk UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Let Them All Talk (UK) F-BEAT. Released Sep 1983

Side A: Let Them All Talk

Side B: The Flirting Kind

LET THEM ALL TALK SPAIN FRONT.JPG Let Them All Talk (Spain) F-BEAT. Released 1983

Side A: Let Them All Talk

Side B: The Flirting Kind

Let Them All Talk US 7" single front sleeve.jpg Let Them All Talk (USA/Canada) COLUMBIA. Released Nov 1983

Side A: Let Them All Talk

Side B: Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Japan 7" single front sleeve.jpg Shipbuilding (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 1983

Side A: Shipbuilding

Side B: The World And His Wife

Peace In Our Time UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Imposter - Peace In Our Time (UK) IMPOSTER Records. Released 1984

Side A: Peace In Our Time

Side B: Withered And Died

I Wanna Be Loved UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg I Wanna Be Loved (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1984

Side A: I Wanna Be Loved (radio version)

Side B: Turning The Town Red

38-04625 A SIDE.JPG I Wanna Be Loved (USA) COLUMBIA. Released Sep 1984

Side A: I Wanna Be Loved

Side B: Love Field

The Only Flame In Town UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Only Flame In Town (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1984

Side A: The Only Flame In Town

Side B: The Comedians

The Only Flame In Town US 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Only Flame In Town (USA) COLUMBIA. Released 1984

Side A: The Only Flame In Town (edit)

Side B: Turning The Town Red

The Only Flame In Town Japan 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Only Flame In Town (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 21st Aug 1984

Side A: The Only Flame In Town

Side B: The Deportees Club

Green Shirt UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Green Shirt (UK) Black or Green vinyl. F-BEAT. Released 1985

Side A: Green Shirt

Side B: Beyond Belief

Green Shirt UK 7" single (double pack) front sleeve.jpg Green Shirt (UK) (double single in gatefold sleeve). F-BEAT. Released Apr 1985

Record 1, Side A: Green Shirt

Record 1, Side B: Beyond Belief

Record 2, Side A: Oliver's Army

Record 2, Side B: Good Year For The Roses

UK 7 LALLAL A6121 FRONT.JPG John Hiatt - Living A Little, Laughing A Little (UK) GEFFEN. Released 1985

Side A: John Hiatt and Elvis Costello - Living A Little, Laughing A Little

Side B: John Hiatt - I'm A Real Man

The People's Limousine UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Coward Brothers - The People's Limousine (UK) IMP RECORDS. Released 20th Jul 1985

Side A: The People's Limousine

Side B: They'll Never Take Her Love From Me

LIMOUSINE JAPAN FRONT.JPG The Coward Brothers - The People's Limousine (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 5th Aug 1985

Side A: The People's Limousine

Side B: They'll Never Take Her Love From Me

LIMOUSINE AUSTRALIA FRONT.jpg The Coward Brothers - The People's Limousine (Australia/New Zealand) RCA. Released 1985

Side A: The People's Limousine

Side B: They'll Never Take Her Love From Me

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg The Costello Show - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (UK) F-BEAT. Released 1986

Side A: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Side B: Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo

MISUNDERSTOOD SPAIN FRONT.JPG The Costello Show - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Spain) F-BEAT. Released 1986

Side A: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Side B: Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo

MISUNDERSTOOD JAPAN FRONT.JPG The Costello Show - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Japan) F-BEAT. Released 1986

Side A: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Side B: Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo

38-06059 LOVABLE USA A Side.JPG Lovable (USA) COLUMBIA. Released 1986

Side A: Lovable

Side B: Get Yourself Another Fool (single mix)

Seven Day Weekend US 7" single front sleeve.jpg Seven Day Weekend (duet with Jimmy Cliff) (USA) COLUMBIA. Released 1986

Side A: Seven Day Weekend

Side B: Jimmy Cliff - Brightest Star

Tokyo Storm Warning UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Tokyo Storm Warning (UK) IMP RECORDS. Released Aug 1986

Side A: Tokyo Storm Warning (part 1)

Side B: Tokyo Storm Warning (part 2)

NME Fourplay UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Various Artists - NME Fourplay (UK) NME. (Free with Magazine) Released Sep 1986

Side A: Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Uncomplicated (NME "anvil" version); Billy Bragg - Honey I'm A Big Boy Now

Side B: Mantronix - Hard Core Hip Hop; Miles Davis - Splatch

I Want You UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg I Want You (UK) IMP RECORDS. Released Oct 1986

Side A: I Want You

Side B: I Hope You're Happy Now (acoustic version)

Blue Chair UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Blue Chair (UK) DEMON RECORDS. Released Jan 1987

Side A: Blue Chair (single version)

Side B: American Without Tears #2 (Twilight Version)

A Town Called Big Nothing UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg The MacManus Gang - A Town Called Big Nothing (UK) DEMON RECORDS. Released May 1987

Side A: A Town Called Big Nothing (edit)

Side B: Return To Big Nothing

Veronica UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Veronica (UK) WARNER BROS.. Released 20th Feb 1989

Side A: Veronica

Side B: You're No Good

Baby Plays Around UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg Baby Plays Around (UK) WARNER BROS.. Released May 1989

Side A: Baby Plays Around; Poisoned Rose

Side B: Almost Blue; My Funny Valentine

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror Germany 7" single front sleeve.jpg Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (Europe) WARNER BROS.. Released 1989

Side A: Deep Dark Truthful Mirror

Side B: My Funny Valentine

This Town Germany 7" single front sleeve.jpg ...This Town... (Europe) WARNER BROS.. Released 21st Jul 1989

Side A: ...This Town...

Side B: The Ugly Things