Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins hit songs and albums
Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977 in Sheffield, England. Thompson Twins were originally a mutating line-up in the early days, managing to wow the US dance set in 1982 with their early single In The Name of Love, but trimmed down to the hitmaking trio of founder member, singer, songwriter and bassist Tom Bailey (born January 18, 1956, Halifax, Yorkshire), multi-instrumentalist Alannah Currie (born September 20, 1957, Auckland, New Zealand) and percussionist Joe Leeway (born November 15, 1955, in Islington, London) when Bailey fired everyone else in 1982. Thompson Twins scored a string of hit songs such as Love On Your Side, Hold Me Now during the mid-1980s as well as hitting the UK Album Chart Number 1 spot in 1984 with Into The Gap. Thompson Twins became the minus-Leeway Babble in 1992, as not to confuse fans, and officially called time on Thompson Twins in 1993. (Image: Mike Prior)
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 5
    UK Top 10s
  • 10
    UK Top 40s
  • 16
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 22
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 72
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 110
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 1
    UK Number 1s
  • 3
    UK Top 10s
  • 4
    UK Top 40s
  • 5
    UK Top 75s
  • 3
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 19
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 77
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 111
    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
11.06.
1982
LIES
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA ARIST486
67 03 00
22.01.1983
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA ARIST504
09 13 00
16.04.1983
WE ARE DETECTIVE
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA ARIST526
07 09 00
16.07.1983
WATCHING
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS1
33 06 00
Buy
19.11.1983
HOLD ME NOW
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS2
04 15 00
02.04.
1984
DOCTOR DOCTOR
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS3
03 12 00
31.03.1984
YOU TAKE ME UP
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS4
02 11 00
07.07.
1984
SISTER OF MERCY
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS5
11 10 00
12.08.
1984
LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS6
13 09 00
31.08.1985
DON'T MESS WITH DR DREAM
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS9
15 06 00
Buy
19.10.1985
KING FOR A DAY
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS7
22 06 00
12.07.
1985
REVOLUTION
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS10
56 05 00
21.03.1987
GET THAT LOVE
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA TWINS12
66 04 00
06.06.
1987
LONG GOODBYE
THOMPSON TWINS
NO-LABEL MIUCT1387
89 01 00
Buy
15.10.1988
IN THE NAME OF LOVE '88
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA 111808
46 03 00
21.10.1989
SUGAR DADDY
THOMPSON TWINS
NO-LABEL MIUCT2227
97 01 00
Buy
28.09.1991
COME INSIDE
THOMPSON TWINS
WARNER BROTHERS W0058
56 04 00
25.01.1992
THE SAINT
THOMPSON TWINS
WARNER BROTHERS W0080
53 02 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
13.03.1982
SET
SET
THOMPSON TWINS
TEE TELP2
48 03 00
26.02.1983
QUICK STEP AND SIDE KICK
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA 204924
02 56 00
Buy
25.02.1984
INTO THE GAP
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA 205971
01 51 03
28.09.1985
HERE'S TO FUTURE DAYS
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA 207164
05 09 00
05.02.
1987
CLOSE TO THE BONE
THOMPSON TWINS
ARISTA 208143
90 01 00
Buy
03.10.
1990
THOMPSON TWINS - THE GREATEST HITS
STYLUS SMR92
23 08 00