Singles

Embarrassment EP

Embarrassment EP

Apart from ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’ was the only Madness single not to be released on 12” in the ‘80s. RSD 2024 will give the classic Motown-inspired hit the 12” treatment as part of a six track EP, which features the original 7” mix ...

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT868SV

Theatre Of The Absurd Introduces C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Introduces C’est La Vie

"C'est La Vie," written by Mike Barson, is the outstanding lead single from the thirteenth studio album "The Theater of the Absurd presents C'est La Vie."  This is breathless in its intensity, an hour-long triumph up there with anything they’ve ...

Catalogue Number: 538974492

Baggy Trousers EP

Baggy Trousers EP

Baggy Trousers is one of the only Madness singles never released on 12” back in the day. This EP sees its first 12” outing on 180g vinyl with five additional tracks, exclusively for Record Store Day 2022. It is complete with etched messaging ...

Catalogue Number: 538718031

Drip Fed Fred

Drip Fed Fred

This Record Store Day double A-side release celebrates two of its most majestic songs: the mightily menacing reggae skank that is ‘Drip Fed Fred’ (featuring Ian Dury’s last vocal performance before his death), and the catchy-as-you-like ‘Johnny ...

Catalogue Number: SALVOSV017

Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In The Mind)

Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In The Mind)

Tomorrow's (Just Another Day), written by Mike Barson and Cathal Smyth, was the follow-up single to Our House. The track was taken from the album "The Rise and Fall," which is a slight remix of the album track. Still, for the first and only ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 169

Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In The Mind)

Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In The Mind)

Tomorrow's (Just Another Day), written by Mike Barson and Cathal Smyth, was the follow-up single to Our House. The track was taken from the album "The Rise and Fall," which is a slight remix of the album track. Still, for the first and only ...

Catalogue Number: PBUY 169

Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In The Mind)

Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In The Mind)

Tomorrow's (Just Another Day), written by Mike Barson and Cathal Smyth, was the follow-up single to Our House. The track was taken from the album "The Rise and Fall," which is a slight remix of the album track. Still, for the first and only ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 169

Our House

Our House

'Our House', a song penned by Chas Smash and Chris Foreman, made a significant global impact. It was the lead single from their fourth studio album, The Rise & Fall, and was released on 12 November 1982. The song's popularity soared, ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 163

Our House

Our House

'Our House', a song penned by Chas Smash and Chris Foreman, made a significant global impact. It was the lead single from their fourth studio album, The Rise & Fall, and was released on 12 November 1982. The song's popularity soared, ...

Catalogue Number: PBUY 163

Driving In My Car

Driving In My Car

The single "Driving in My Car", written by Mike Barson, significantly impacted the charts. It was released as a standalone on 24th July 1982 and remained on the UK Singles Chart for eight impressive weeks, peaking at number four. The B-side of ...

Catalogue Number: P.BUY 153

Driving In My Car

Driving In My Car

The single "Driving in My Car", written by Mike Barson, significantly impacted the charts. It was released as a standalone on 24th July 1982 and remained on the UK Singles Chart for eight impressive weeks, peaking at number four. The B-side of ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 153

Driving In My Car

Driving In My Car

The single "Driving in My Car", written by Mike Barson, significantly impacted the charts. It was released as a standalone on 24th July 1982 and remained on the UK Singles Chart for eight impressive weeks, peaking at number four. The B-side of ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 153

House Of Fun

House Of Fun

House of Fun, Composed by Mike Barson and Lee Thompson, two of the band's founding members and primary songwriters, was released as a standalone single on May 14, 1982. From the moment it hit the airwaves, "House of Fun" captured the hearts and ...

Catalogue Number: K-8755

House Of Fun

House Of Fun

House of Fun, Composed by Mike Barson and Lee Thompson, two of the band's founding members and primary songwriters, was released as a standalone single on May 14, 1982. From the moment it hit the airwaves, "House of Fun" captured the hearts and ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 146

House Of Fun

House Of Fun

House of Fun, Composed by Mike Barson and Lee Thompson, two of the band's founding members and primary songwriters, was released as a standalone single on May 14, 1982. From the moment it hit the airwaves, "House of Fun" captured the hearts and ...

Catalogue Number: P-BUY 146

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest, a unique song by Chas Smash and Chris Foreman, weaves a tale of a workaholic's tragic end, succumbing to a fatal heart attack on his way to work. This compelling narrative, perhaps too intense for the BBC's comfort, led to its ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 140

It Must Be Love

It Must Be Love

It Must Be Love was released as a standalone single on November 23, 1981. It reached #4 on the UK singles chart and appeared on their UK number one compilation album Complete Madness the following year and on many other Madness compilations ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 140

Shut Up

Shut Up

"Shut Up" is a song penned by Suggs and Chris Foreman and recorded by Madness. It debuted on their third studio album, "7." Released as a single on September 11, 1981, it made its mark on the UK Singles Chart, remaining on it for 10 weeks and ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 126

Grey Day

Grey Day

'Grey Day,' penned by Mike Barson, was the lead single from Madness' third studio album, '7.' Released on April 17, 1981, the song significantly departed from the band's early ska sound. It boldly explored darker themes with a more ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 112

Return Of The Los Palmas 7

Return Of The Los Palmas 7

The 12" single included a copy of the first edition of "The Nutty Boys" fan club comic. The demo version of "My Girl" is notable for being the first officially released Madness track to feature a lead vocal by Mike Barson and the live version ...

Catalogue Number: BUYIT 108

Return Of The Los Palmas 7

Return Of The Los Palmas 7

The 12" single included a copy of the first edition of "The Nutty Boys" fan club comic. The demo version of "My Girl" is notable for being the first officially released Madness track to feature a lead vocal by Mike Barson and the live version ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 108

Return Of The Los Palmas 7

Return Of The Los Palmas 7

Although the original release featured the comic sleeve on January 16, 1981, Stiff Records quickly issued a second version featuring the canteen sleeve, both of which featured the remixed and overdubbed version of 'The Return Of The Los Palmas ...

Catalogue Number: BUY 108

Embarrassment

Embarrassment

'Embarrassment' was a brave choice for a band who had traded on their sense of fun. Lee Thompson originally had in mind the melody from 'Ghost Dance' by Prince Buster, but Mike Barson had other ideas.

Catalogue Number: BUY 102

エンバラスメント

エンバラスメント

'Embarrassment' was a brave choice for a band who had traded on their sense of fun. Lee Thompson originally had in mind the melody from 'Ghost Dance' by Prince Buster, but Mike Barson had other ideas.

Catalogue Number: VIPX-1567 / STIFF-1567