Southside (Texas album)

Studio album by Texas
Released 13 March 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Rock, pop rock, alternative rock, country rock
Length 44:53
Label Mercury
Vertigo (US/Canada)
Producer Tim Palmer
Texas chronology
Mothers Heaven
Singles from Southside
  1. "I Don't Want a Lover"
    Released: 23 January 1989
  2. "Thrill Has Gone"
    Released: 24 April 1989
  3. "Everyday Now"
    Released: 24 July 1989
  4. "Prayer for You"
    Released: 13 November 1989

Southside is the debut album of the Scottish rock band Texas. It was released on 13 March 1989, and peaked at no. 3 in the UK. Within three weeks of release, the album was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.

Background and release

The album's first single "I Don't Want a Lover" was released on 23 January 1989 and peaked at no. 8 in the UK.[1] Following the release of the album in March, which entered the UK Album Chart at no.3, further singles from the album were less successful. The second single, "Thrill Has Gone", peaked at no. 60, while a third single, "Everyday Now", fared little better at no. 44. Despite this, a fourth single, "Prayer for You", was released on 13 November but stalled at no. 73 in the UK. Despite only one hit single, the album spent 29 weeks on the charts.[2] The album cover art was derived from the poster art for the film Paris, Texas, which inspired the band name.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "I Don't Want a Lover"  Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri 5:01
2. "Tell Me Why"  McElhone, Spiteri 3:59
3. "Everyday Now"  McElhone, Spiteri 4:33
4. "Southside"  McElhone, Kerr, Spiteri, Ally McErlaine 2:00
5. "Prayer for You"  McElhone, Spiteri 4:50
6. "Faith" (CD only)McElhone, Spiteri 4:19
7. "Thrill Has Gone"  McElhone, Spiteri, Paul Fox 4:24
8. "Fight the Feeling"  McElhone, Spiteri, Armstrong 3:37
9. "Fool for Love"  McElhone, Spiteri, Armstrong 3:54
10. "One Choice"  McElhone, Spiteri 4:02
11. "Future Is Promises"  McElhone, Spiteri, McErlaine 4:14

Charts and certifications


Chart (1989) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 14
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 25
French Albums (SNEP)[5] 181
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 22
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 3
US Billboard 200[11] 88


Organisation Level Date
BPI (UK) Gold (100,000 copies) 29 March 1989
SNEP (FRA) Platinum (300,000 copies) 1990


Other Personnel


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