Single infobox
Name = Backfired

Artist = Debbie Harry
from Album = "Koo Koo"
Released = August 1981
Recorded = 1981
Genre = Pop
Label = Chrysalis Records
Last single =

This single = "Backfired"
Next single = "The Jam Was Moving"
Misc = Extra musicsample |filename=Debbie Harry - Backfired.ogg |title=Backfired |format=Ogg
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Blondie singles
Type = Single
Last single = "Rapture"
This single =
Next single = "Island of Lost Souls"

"Backfired" is the fifth track and first single release from "Koo Koo", the 1981 first solo album by Debbie Harry. Despite Blondie, Harry's band, having both two number one singles - "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture" - and a hit album - "Autoamerican" - the previous year, "Backfired" failed to make a significant impact on the charts, peaking at #31 in the UK and #43 in the US. After the single failed to meet its expectations, the "Koo Koo" album peaked outside the top twenty on the Billboard 200 at #29 and outside the top five in the UK at #6. This single remains Harry's highest charting on the Hot 100.
The 7" edit of "Backfired" appears on the Chrysalis Records/EMI compilation "Most of All - The Best of Deborah Harry". A remix of the track by Bruce Forrest and Frank Heller was included on the 1988 Blondie/Debbie Harry remix compilation "Once More into the Bleach". The original extended 12" mix from 1981 appears as a bonus track on both the 1994 and 2005 CD re-issues of the album "Koo Koo".

Track listing

#"Backfired" (7" Edit) (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) - 3:34 audio|Debbie Harry - Backfired.ogg|Listen
#"Military Rap" (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) - 3:4712"
#"Backfired" (12" Mix) (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) - 6:23
#"Military Rap" (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) - 3:47

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