Roam

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"Roam"
Roam.jpg
US CD maxi-single
Single by The B-52's
from the album Cosmic Thing
B-side "Bushfire"
Released December 1989
Format Compact disc
Recorded 1988
Genre
Length 4:54 (album)
3:49 (single)
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Robert Waldrop, Cindy Wilson
Producer(s) Nile Rodgers
The B-52's singles chronology
"Love Shack"
(1989)
"Roam"
(1989)
"Deadbeat Club"
(1990)
Music video
"Roam" on YouTube

"Roam" is a song by The B-52's. It was released as the fourth single from the 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing," "Channel Z," and "Love Shack." "Roam" was a number-three hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1990, spending a total of 20 weeks on the chart. It also reached number 2 on the airplay and the sales charts.[1] It was certified Gold by the RIAA in April 1990. Worldwide, the song was a top 10 success in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, peaking at numbers four, nine, and two, respectively. The vocals are sung by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. In February 1991 The B-52s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Roam".

Track listing

US Maxi-Single [CD 9 21441-2]

  1. "Roam" (7" Remix) - 5:11
  2. "Roam" (Radio Mix) - 4:13
  3. "Roam" (12" Remix) - 8:17
  4. "Bushfire" (LP Version) - 4:56
  5. "Roam" (Extended Remix) - 5:25
  6. "Roam" (Instrumental) - 5:27

Other versions

  • "Roam" (Miami Phunky Break Mix) Time Capsule The Mixes - 7:35
  • "Roam" (Indamix Tekno Mix) Time Capsule The Mixes - 10:10
  • "Roam" (Single Edit) US Cassette Single - 4:01
  • "Roam" (LP Version) Cosmic Thing - 4:54

Cover versions

Charts and certifications

References

  1. ^ https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/90s/1990/BB-1990-03-17.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Q_94Ymdqo
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The B-52's – Roam". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9078." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 9075." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The B-52's – Roam". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Roam". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – The B-52's – Roam". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  10. ^ "The B-52's Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  11. ^ "The B-52's Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  12. ^ "The B-52's Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  13. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 24, 1990
  14. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart 1990 (61–100) (from The ARIA Report No. 50)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Tracks of 1990". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1990". RIANZ. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  18. ^ "Song artist 531 - The B52s". Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  19. ^ "American single certifications – B-52's – Roam". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 16, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

External links

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