Twist in My Sobriety

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"Twist in My Sobriety"
Single by Tanita Tikaram
from the album Ancient Heart
B-side"Friends"
"The Kill in Your Heart"
"For All These Years"
Released1988
Format7" single, 12" maxi, CD maxi
GenrePop, folk
Length3:53
LabelWEA
Writer(s)Tanita Tikaram
ProducerPeter Van Hooke, Rod Argent
Tanita Tikaram singles chronology
Good Tradition
(1988)
Twist in My Sobriety
(1988)
Cathedral Song
(1989)
 
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"Twist in My Sobriety"
Single by Tanita Tikaram
from the album Ancient Heart
B-side"Friends"
"The Kill in Your Heart"
"For All These Years"
Released1988
Format7" single, 12" maxi, CD maxi
GenrePop, folk
Length3:53
LabelWEA
Writer(s)Tanita Tikaram
ProducerPeter Van Hooke, Rod Argent
Tanita Tikaram singles chronology
Good Tradition
(1988)
Twist in My Sobriety
(1988)
Cathedral Song
(1989)

"Twist in My Sobriety" is a song written and recorded by Tanita Tikaram. Released as a single in 1988 from her debut album Ancient Heart, it was a top ten hit in many European countries, peaking at #2 in Austria and Germany, though it achieved only moderate success in the US and Australia.

In 1996, the song was also released in UK in a remixed version peaking at #82.

In 2001, the song appeared on the soundtrack of the film "Bandits."

The first line of the song, "All God's children need travelling shoes", is the title of a book by writer/poet Maya Angelou.

Contents

Track listing

7" single
No.TitleLength
1."Twist in My Sobriety" (edit)3:53
2."Friends"  2:13
12" maxi
No.TitleLength
1."Twist in My Sobriety" (full length version)4:51
2."Friends"  2:13
3."For All These Years"  5:13
CD maxi
No.TitleLength
1."Twist in My Sobriety" (edit)3:55
2."Friends"  2:16
3."The Kill in Your Heart"  3:43
4."For All These Years"  5:12
1996 remixes
No.TitleLength
1."Twist in My Sobriety" (Tikaramp Radio)4:23
2."Twist in My Sobriety" (Phil Kelsey Vocal)9:40
3."Twist in My Sobriety" (Extended Bumps Fluidity Mix)5:10
4."Twist in My Sobriety" (Tikaramp Vocal)6:48
5."Twist in My Sobriety" (SFX Sobriety Mix)6:55

Charts and sales

Peak positions

Chart (1988–1989)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[1]25
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks47
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2]23
Austrian Singles Chart[2]2
Dutch Singles Chart[2]26
French Singles Chart[2]6
German Singles Chart[3]2
Irish Singles Chart[4]10
Norwegian Singles Chart[2]6
Swiss Singles Chart[2]6
UK Singles Chart[5]22

Year-end charts

Year-end chart (1989)Position
Austrian Singles Chart[6]10
Swiss Singles Chart[7]21

Certifications

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
France (SNEP)[8]Silver200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[9]Gold250,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Szidi Tobias version

"Závoj tkaný touhami"
song by Szidi Tobias from the album Ohrožený druh
Released2008 (2008)
GenreFolk, jazz
LanguageCzech
Length04:45
LabelSony BMG
WriterMichal Horáček
ComposerTanita Tikaram
Music sample

In 2008, a Czech version of the Tikaram's song recorded Slovak chanteuse Szidi Tobias under title "Závoj tkaný touhami" ("A Veil Woven of Desires"). Featuring alternate lyrics by Michal Horáček, the composition was released on his Anděl Awards-winning album[10] Ohrožený druh,[11] being classified as the most selling album of a music band in the Czech Republic in 2008.[12]

Credits and personnel

Other covers

See also

In 2011, Sebastian, Krieg and Strobe sample Twist in my Sobriety in their Strobe Club Mix.

References

  1. ^ "Tanita Tikaram Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/tanita-tikaram/chart-history/5870?f=377&g=Singles. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "lescharts.com – Tanita Tikaram – Twist In My Sobriety". lescharts.com. http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Tanita+Tikaram&titel=Twist+In+My+Sobriety&cat=s%20Lescharts.com. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Tikaram,Tanita / Single". musicline.de. http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Tikaram%2CTanita/single. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". irishcharts.ie. http://www.irishcharts.ie/search/placement. Retrieved 5 June 2011.  Search for "Twist in My Sobriety"
  5. ^ "Chart Stats – Tanita Tikaram – Twist In My Sobriety". http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=15832. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  6. ^ 1989 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  7. ^ 1989 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  8. ^ "French single certifications – Tikaram Tanita – Twist in My Sobriety" (in French). InfoDisc. http://www.infodisc.fr/Single_Certif.php.  Select TIKARAM TANITA and click OK
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Tanita Tikaram; 'Twist in My Sobriety')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. http://www.musikindustrie.de/gold_platin_datenbank/?action=suche&strTitel=Twist+in+My+Sobriety&strInterpret=Tanita+Tikaram&strTtArt=single&strAwards=checked. 
  10. ^ "Ceny Anděl 2008". Akademie populární hudby. APH. 2009-03-21. cenyandel.cz. http://www.cenyandel.cz/historie-vysledku/rocnik-2008/. Retrieved 2012-01-14.  (Czech)
  11. ^ Various artists (2008) (Compact Disc). Ohrožený druh (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc). Michal Horáček & VA. Czech Republic: Sony BMG.  (Czech)
  12. ^ Marešová, Iva (2009-02-12). "Desky roku? Ohrožený druh...". T-Mobile. T-Mobile Czech Republic. t-music.cz. http://www.t-music.cz/magazin/desky-roku-ohrozeny-druh--649/?pageIdmedia-list=19. Retrieved 2012-01-14.  (Czech)