Bedsitter (song)

"Bedsitter" is a song by British synthpop duo Soft Cell, from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Released as a single in October 1981, it reached no. 4 in the UK.[2]

Soft Cell cover Bedsittier.jpg
Cover photography by Peter Ashworth[1]
Single by Soft Cell
from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
B-side"Facility Girls"
Released29 October 1981
Format7", 12"
GenreSynthpop, new wave
Length3:36 (Single Version)
LabelSome Bizzare Records
Songwriter(s)Marc Almond, David Ball
Producer(s)Mike Thorne
Soft Cell singles chronology
"Tainted Love"
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"

A song that explored the underbelly of the London club scene of the time, it has been described by critic Jon Savage as one of the greatest songs of the 1980s.[3]


  1. ^ National Portrait Gallery: Peter Ashworth: Soft Cell
  2. ^ "Bedsitter - official charts". Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Jon Savage on song - Guardian". Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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