Over My Shoulder (Mike + The Mechanics song)

"Over My Shoulder" is a pop rock song by British supergroup Mike and the Mechanics. It was released on 13 February 1995 as the first single from their album Beggar on a Beach of Gold. Sung by Paul Carrack, it was the most successful single from that album, peaking at number 12 on UK Singles Chart. It became the band's only hit in certain European countries, including Switzerland and France; in the latter country, it reached number nine and spent 20 weeks in the top 50. Co-lead vocalist Paul Young played rhythm guitar on the track.[citation needed]

"Over My Shoulder"
Over My Shoulder.jpeg
Single by Mike and the Mechanics
from the album Beggar on a Beach of Gold
B-side"Something to Believe in"
Released13 February 1995
FormatCD maxi
Recorded1994
GenreSoft rock
Length3:34
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
Producer(s)Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
Mike and the Mechanics singles chronology
"Everybody Gets A Second Chance"
(1991)
"Over My Shoulder"
(1995)
"A Beggar on a Beach of Gold"
(1995)
Music video
"Over My Shoulder (Official Video)" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

The music video was shot primarily on the village green at Chiddingfold on the Weald in Waverley, Surrey, England. The parish church of St Mary's with its distinctive tower, as well as the village pub The Crown, also appear. It features Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson from the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks) as a love-struck teenage boarding school pupil and Tom Fletcher (from the pop-rock band McFly) as a little boy in a junior school classroom.[citation needed]

Track listingsEdit

CD maxi

  1. "Over My Shoulder" – 3:34
  2. "Something to Believe in" – 4:19
  3. "Word of Mouth" – 3:55
  4. "Over My Shoulder" (live) – 5:25

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 12 no. 11. 18 March 1995. p. 27. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (22.4. '95 – 28.4. '95)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 22 April 1995. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Over My Shoulder". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Notowanie nr691" (in Polish). LP3. 28 April 1995. Retrieved 3 March 2019. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Classement Singles – année 1995" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Single–Jahrescharts 1995" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Árslistinn 1995". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 2 January 1996. p. 16. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2020.