David Bowie’s ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ single was issued on 19 February 1996.
The song had first been released on 25 September 1995, as the sixth track on the 1.Outside album.
It became the third single from the album, following ‘The Hearts Filthy Lesson’ and ‘Strangers When We Meet’.
The single topped the charts in Latvia, and reached number 8 in Finland. In the UK it peaked at number 12, his highest chart placing before 2013’s ‘Where Are We Now?’
The UK 7″ single featured the Pet Shop Boys remix, with a radio edit of ‘The Hearts Filthy Lesson’ on the b-side. A CD single added live versions of ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Moonage Daydream’ from the Outside Tour.
There was also a UK 12″ single featuring Ball and Vauk’s Double Click, Instrumental, and Lost In Space remixes of ‘Hallo Spaceboy’.
In other European countries, a two-track CD single included the PSB remix of ‘Hallo Spaceboy’, and the live version of ‘Under Pressure’. There was also a four-track edition which added ‘Moonage Daydream’ and the Bowie Mix of ‘The Hearts Filthy Lesson’.
A 12″ single released in the US included the PSB 12″ mix, their shorter single version, and the Double Click and Lost In Space remixes.
There was also a CD single released in Japan which featured the PSB remix, the live versions of ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Moonage Daydream’, and the Rubber Mix of ‘The Hearts Filthy Lesson’.
The Pet Shop Boys remix was included on the Bowie compilations Nothing Has Changed and Legacy. The 12″ remix was also included on the band’s Disco 4 collection in October 2007.
Also on this day...
- 1973: Live: Tower Theater, Upper Darby
- 1970: Live: Three Tuns, Beckenham
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Boys’ Club, Crawley
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