Club at the End of the Street

"Club at the End of the Street"
Single by Elton John
from the album Sleeping with the Past
B-side "Give Peace a Chance"
Released 1990
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 4:49
Label MCA Records (US/Canada)
Rocket Records
Producer Chris Thomas
Elton John singles chronology
"Sacrifice"
(1989)
"Club at the End of the Street"
(1990)
"You Gotta Love Someone"
(1990)

"Club at the End of the Street" is an up-beat song performed by Elton John. From the album Sleeping with the Past, the song describes a night on the town between two lovers at a disclosed nightclub. John also describes about the music of Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye being played. An interesting note is the video for the song was animated, due to Elton's involvement with the family of AIDS victim Ryan White. The record company demanded a video, but Elton was dedicated to spending time with Ryan. The single was a top 30 hit in the US in the summer of 1990. In Denmark, where the album was recorded, it hit #1 for two weeks and is still seen as one of Elton's biggest hits in that country.

Contents

B-side

On the 7" release, the B-side of this single release was Elton's rendition of the well-known John Lennon song "Give Peace a Chance". The song is perhaps the most bizarre recording released by Elton,[citation needed] a mix of funny voices, with "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" in the background, while various people are mentioned as "The next contestants on 'making a B-side.'" This song was also released on his 1990 box set, To Be Continued.

Music video

The music video was produced by Animation City, an animation company in London, England and directed by Derek Hayes. It followed the success of the recent Madonna video, "Dear Jesse" by the same company.

  • Director: Derek Hayes
  • Producer: Maddy Sparrow
  • Designer: Lin Jammet
  • Animators: Neville Astley, Paul Cowan, Jimmy Farrington, Kevin Griffiths, Andy Goff, Malcolm Hartley, Derek Hayes, Erica Russell.
  • Additional Animation: 'A' For Animation
  • Production Company: Animation City

Track listings

7" single / CD single
  1. "Club at the End of the Street" – 4:49
  2. "Give Peace a Chance" – 3:46
12" maxi
  1. "Club at the End of the Street" – 4:49
  2. "Give Peace a Chance" – 3:46
  3. "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" (live in Verona, Italy) – 5:37

Charts

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 19
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 30
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 24
German Singles Chart[4] 45
Irish Singles Chart[5] 27
UK Singles Chart[6] 47
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 28
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[7] 2

References

  1. ^ "Club at the End of the Street", Australian Australian-charts.com (Retrieved 13 December 2007)
  2. ^ "Club at the End of the Street", Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved 13 December 2007)
  3. ^ "Club at the End of the Street", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 13 December 2007)
  4. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de[dead link]
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 13 December 2010)
  6. ^ "Club at the End of the Street", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 12 January 2009)
  7. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 12 January 2009)

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