Name = Backfired
from Album = "
Released = August 1981
Recorded = 1981
Genre = Pop
Last single =
This single = "Backfired"
Next single = "
The Jam Was Moving"
Misc = Extra musicsample |filename=Debbie Harry - Backfired.ogg |title=Backfired |format=
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Blondie singles
Last single = "Rapture"
This single =
Next single = "Island of Lost Souls"
"Backfired" is the fifth track and first single release from "
Koo Koo", the 1981first 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 200at #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/ EMIcompilation " 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 Harryremix 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".
#"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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