It was Bowie’s follow-up to ‘Telling Lies’, which had been issued in November 1996.
‘Little Wonder’ became Earthling’s most successful single, reaching number 14 in the UK. It peaked at number 10 in Finland, and 19 in Belgium, but was not otherwise a major international hit.
The single was issued in an array of formats. In the UK there were two CD singles. The first contained the edit of ‘Little Wonder’, the Ambient Junior Mix, Club Dub Junior Mix, 4/4 Junior Mix, and Juniors Club Instrumental. These remixes were by Junior Vasquez.
The second UK CD single was billed as a limited edition, and contained the song edit, ‘Telling Lies’ (Adam F Mix), ‘Jump They Say’ (Leftfield 12″ Vocal Mix), and ‘Little Wonder’ (Danny Saber Mix).
A 12″ single was also released in the UK, which contained the Junior Club and Danny Saber mixes of ‘Little Wonder’, and the Adam F mix of ‘Telling Lies’.
In mainland Europe there were three CD editions and one 12″ single. The first CD single contained five versions of ‘Little Wonder’: the album version, Ambient Junior Mix, Danny Saber Mix, Club Dub Junior Mix, and 4/4 Junior Mix.
The second CD single contained the edit and Junior Club Mix of ‘Little Wonder’, and ‘Telling Lies’ (Adam F Mix). The third CD omitted the Junior Club Mix, but was otherwise identical.
The European 12″ vinyl single contained the Junior Club and Danny Saber mixes.
In the US, the sole CD single contained four versions of ‘Little Wonder’: the album version, Ambient Junior Mix, Club Dub Junior Mix, and Danny Saber Dance Mix.
Japanese fans could buy yet another variant, containing the single edit, Junior Club Mix, Danny Saber Mix, Club Dub Junior Mix, and 4/4 Junior Mix.
Also on this day...
- 1996: Live: Forest National, Brussels
- 1972: Rehearsal: Theatre Royal, Stratford, London
- 1971: Travel: Philadelphia to New York
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