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Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

"Alive and Kicking"

Background -
- First single from Once Upon a Time
- Released in 1985

Success -
- No. 3 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100
- No. 1 on Top Rock Tracks (a.k.a. Mainstream Rock chart)
- No. 4 in Canada
- No. 1 in Italy
- No. 2 in Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands
- No. 7 on UK Singles Chart

Certifications -
Gold in Canada
Silver in the UK


Side track - Once Upon a Time

Background -
- 7th album
- Released in October 1985

Success -
- No. 1 in the UK
- No. 10 in the U.S.

Certifications -
Gold in France, Greece, Spain, U.S.
2x Gold in Germany
Platinum in Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand
2x Platinum in Canada
3x Platinum in the UK


According to Wikipedia, Once Upon a Time was the band's most successful album.  "Alive and Kicking" best compliments the honor.

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