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Saturday, 22 April 2017

45RPM: #127: Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones (1978)

Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones
Produced by The Only Ones
Released April 1978
Did Not Chart*

 A-Side: Another Girl, Another Planet

B-Side: Special View

*Whilst the single did not chart first time around it did eventually chart when it was re-released in the UK in January 1992, backed with Pretty in Pink by The Psychedelic Furs to promote the compilation album, Sound of the Suburbs, and appeared in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks, peaking at #57.

(Dutch Picture Sleeve)

(UK 12" Version)
There was also a 7" and 12" released that had As My Wife Says  on the B-side that was apparently released in August 1978. I must confess that I don't think I have ever seen this version myself and the knowledge of it only came from seeing it listed on Discogs!


Another Girl, Another Planet is quite possibly the only song that most people know of when it comes to The Only Ones. You would imagine that it must have been a one hit wonder back in 1978 but it never actually charted and yet still retains a certain sense of being a stone cold classic single!

On John Peel's The Millennium All Time Festive 50 it was placed at #18 (1978 Festive 50 it was #17, 1979 Festive 50 it was #20, 1980 Festive 50 it was #28, 1981 Festive 50 it was #41,1982 Festive 50 All Time Chart it was #24). Prior to the release of the single it had been recorded as part of a session for John Peel. You can hear the whole of the 5th April session here.

Another Girl, Another Planet
Blink 182 recorded a cover of this song for the opening track of Travis Barker's MTV reality show Meet the Barkers. It was later released in 2005 on their Greatest Hits album and as a Promo Single for Radio etc.
I am actually amazed how many cover versions on You Tube there are of Another Girl, Another Planet that attribute the song to Blink 182 and not The Only Ones!

Was the B-Side to their 1989 Achin' To Be single.

On the album Just Say Anything.

You will never hear a Cover of the song quite like this one!

B-Side of Ready or Not single.
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