Union City Blue

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"Union City Blue"
Single by Blondie
from the album Eat to the Beat
B-sideLiving In The Real World
Released1979
FormatVinyl 7" single
GenreNew Wave, rock
Length3:23
LabelChrysalis (UK)
Writer(s)Deborah Harry; Nigel Harrison
ProducerMike Chapman
CertificationSilver (UK)
Blondie singles chronology
"Dreaming"
(1979)
"Union City Blue"
(1979)
"The Hardest Part"
(1980)
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"Union City Blue"
Single by Blondie
from the album Eat to the Beat
B-sideLiving In The Real World
Released1979
FormatVinyl 7" single
GenreNew Wave, rock
Length3:23
LabelChrysalis (UK)
Writer(s)Deborah Harry; Nigel Harrison
ProducerMike Chapman
CertificationSilver (UK)
Blondie singles chronology
"Dreaming"
(1979)
"Union City Blue"
(1979)
"The Hardest Part"
(1980)
Music sample
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"Union City Blue" is a song by the US rock band Blondie. It was written by Deborah Harry and Nigel Harrison, and was featured on their 1979 album Eat to the Beat.

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Single information

The song was released as the second single from the album in the United Kingdom, where it reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart in late 1979; it was never released as a single in the US.

The track was re-released on CD and vinyl in 1995 as a maxi-single in both the UK and US, featuring various remixes of the song by Diddy, Burger Queen, OPM and Jammin' Hot. A previously heavily bootlegged live version from 1979 of Donna Summer's disco hit "I Feel Love" was included as a b-side. Charting a second time after its original 1979 release, the single peaked at no.31 in the UK. The remixed version of "Union City Blue" was also included on the compilations Beautiful - The Remix Album (UK) and Remixed Remade Remodeled - The Remix Project (US).

The song is featured in the 1981 horror film The Hand, as well as the 2007 dark comedy, Margot at the Wedding.

Track listing

UK 7" (Chrysalis CHS 2400)
  1. "Union City Blue" (Nigel Harrison, Deborah Harry) – 3:18
  2. "Living in the Real World" (Jimmy Destri) – 2:53
UK 1995 Remix CD1 (7243 8 82466 2 0)
  1. "Union City Blue" (Diddy's Power & Passion Edit) - 3:38
  2. "Union City Blue" (Diddy's Power & Passion Mix) - 8:34
  3. "Union City Blue" (Vinny Vero's Turquoise Mix) - 8:23
  4. "Union City Blue" (Jammin Hot's I Can't Believe It's Not Diddy Mix) - 7:37
  5. "Union City Blue" (Burger Queen Peroxide Power Mix) - 7:40
UK 1995 Remix CD2 (7243 8 82467 2 9)
  1. "Union City Blue" (Diddy's Power & Passion Edit) - 3:45
  2. "I Feel Love" (Live) - 7:53
  3. "Union City Blue" (The OPM Poppy Mix) - 8:48
  4. "Union City Blue" (Original Version) - 3:18
US 1995 Remix CD (7243 8 58474 2 4)
  1. "Union City Blue" (Diddy's Remix Edit) - 3:38 *
  2. "Union City Blue" (Original Single Version) - 3:18
  3. "Union City Blue" (Vinny Vero's Turquoise Mix) - 8:23
  4. "Union City Blue" (Burger Queen Peroxide Power Mix) - 7:40
  5. "Union City Blue" (OPM Poppy Mix) - 8:48
  6. "Union City Blue" (Diddy's Power & Passion Mix) - 8:34
  7. "I Feel Love" (Live) - 7:53

Chart peaks

Chart (1979)Peak
Position
Irish Singles Chart17
German Singles Chart54
New Zealand Singles Chart47
UK Singles Chart13

Cover versions

The song has been covered on several occasions, notably by The Railway Children and Radiohead.

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