Graham Parker And The Shot (1985) Wake Up (Next To You) 12″ Promo

Very Brief:
Here is probably the only song by Graham Parker that I know (and I like it very much). This promo 12″ features the LP Version and an edit version of “Wake Up (Next To You)”, the only US Top 40 hit Parker ever enjoyed.

Graham Parker And The Shot (1985) Wake Up (Next To You) 12" PromoThe Source:
Label: Elektra Records
Catalog#: ED 5040
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985

Graham Parker And The Shot (1985) Wake Up (Next To You) 12" PromoThe A Side:
Wake Up (Next To You) (Vocal/LP Version) 5:10

The B Side:
Wake Up (Next To You) (Vocal/Edit of LP Version) 4:00

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 5/4/85 82 39 12
Top Rock/Album Rock Tracks 5/11/85   19 10

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:


Wake Up (Next To You) FLAC

Wake Up (Next To You) MP3

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Wake Up (Next To You)

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4 Responses to “Graham Parker And The Shot (1985) Wake Up (Next To You) 12″ Promo”

  1. George Price says:

    I thought Mercury Poisoning was a Top 40 as well for Graham Parker..although his band then was The Rumour.

    • djrichiep says:

      I show no record of “Mercury Poisoning” even hitting the Hot 100. “Wake Up (Next To You)”, “Life Gets Better” and “Hold Back The Night” are the only 3 songs of Parker’s to hit the Hot 100. No song with the title “Mercury Poisoning” is listed as ever hitting the Hot 100. I used the Billboard Pop ME spreadsheet for my research.

      • George Price says:


        • George Price says:

          You’re right. Hold Back The Night hit #58 in 1976. Mercury Poisoning was a promo only B Side,and from what I’d read a scathing take on his Mercury Records years. There’s also mention of Atlantic Records but not if anything was ever released…just that his parting from Atlantic wasn’t very friendly.

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