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When Will I Be Famous

"When Will I Be Famous?"
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Single by Bros
from the album Push
Released16 November 1987
Format7" single, 12" vinyl, Cassette, Mini CD
Recorded1987
GenreDance-pop
Length5:02 (album version)
4:00 (single edit)
LabelCBS
Nicky Graham, Tom Watkins
Nicky Graham
Bros singles chronology
"I Owe You Nothing"
(1987)
"When Will I Be Famous?"
(1987)
"Drop the Boy"
(1988)
Music video
"When Will I Be Famous?" on YouTube

"When Will I Be Famous?" is a song by British boy band Bros. Written by Nicky Graham and Tom Watkins, "When Will I Be Famous?" was released as a single on 16 November 1987, and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and at number one on the Irish Single Chart, as well as reaching the top five in several other countries. "When Will I Be Famous?" would later appearing on their 1988 album Push. In 1988-1989 it was used in an advert for The Sunday Mirror.[] The song was later used in a Hyundai commercial in Japan which helped the track reach the top five of the Japanese Music Charts.[]

In 2017, ShortLists Dave Fawbert listed this song at number one on his list of the "greatest key changes in music history".[1]

Track listings

7" and Japan CD single

  1. "When Will I Be Famous?" - 3:59
  2. "Love to Hate You" - 4:40

12" and CD single

  1. "When Will I Be Famous?" (The Infamous Mix) - 5:40
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?" (The Contender Dub Mix) - 8:16
  3. "Love to Hate You" - 4:40

US 12" single

  1. "When Will I Be Famous?" (Club Mix) - 8:02
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?" (Acapella Mix) - 4:06
  3. "When Will I Be Famous?" (7" Version) - 3:59
  4. "When Will I Be Famous?" (Dub Mix) - 7:35
  5. "When Will I Be Famous?" (Bonus Beats) - 2:53

US CD single

  1. "When Will I Be Famous?" (7" Version) - 3:59
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?" (12" Club Mix) - 8:03
  3. "When Will I Be Famous?" (12" Dub Mix) - 7:34

Japan CD mini-album

  1. "When Will I Be Famous?" - 5:48
  2. "When Will I Be Famous?" (Infamous Mix) - 5:41
  3. "When Will I Be Famous?" (The Contender Dub Mix) - 8:19

Charts

References

  1. ^ Fawbert, Dave (1 October 2017). "The 19 greatest key changes in music history". ShortList. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 47. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ Danish Singles Chart 18 March 1988
  6. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 10 (8. apríl 1988)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 2018. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search Results - When Will I Be Famous". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ Italian Singles Chart [1] (Retrieved 9 August 2008)
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?". VG-lista.
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959-2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com - Bros - When Will I Be Famous?". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Bros: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Bros Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Bros Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1988". ARIA. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "1988 Year End Eurocharts" (PDF). Music & Media. 1 January 1988. p. 30. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Single - Jahrescharts: 1988". Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1988". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ Scaping, Peter, ed. (1991). "Top 100 Singles: 1988". BPI YearBook 1989/90. British Phonographic Industry. pp. 64-65. ISBN 978-0-9061-5410-6.

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