The Wedding Present – The Hit Parade

Release date: 23/09/2022


The Wedding Present

The Hit Parade

2022 marks the 30th Anniversary of the original Hit Parade single releases, where The Wedding Present released a limited edition 7” single every month throughout 1992 with each making the UK Top 30, equalling the then record of Most UK Top 30 Hits in a year set by Elvis. An original Gedge composition on the a-side of each single was accompanied by a cover version on the b-side encompassing a wide range of artists from Neil Young and The Go-Betweens to Isaac Hayes and Elton John.


2CD, 2LP/2CD


Release date: 23/09/2022
SKU: 19658708792 Category: Tag:

In 1992, The Wedding Present decided to release a limited edition single every month, each featuring an original track on the A side and a cover on the B side. The tracks were compiled as two LPs called Hit Parade 1 and Hit Parade 2 and re-released as a double CD in 2003 called The Hit Parade.

The plan to release 12 singles in a year was an attempt to match Elvis Presley’s record of 12 top 40 singles in a year which he had achieved in 1957. The singles, each in an edition of 10,000, were deleted soon after release. They were critically acclaimed and each charted in the top 40.

We are releasing a 2LP vinyl set collecting together the A and B-Sides of all 12 of the 7” singles. The vinyl package also includes CDs of all 24 tracks. The newly configured artwork drawing on the original 7” sleeves has been put together by Hitch, the original designer, and the whole project has been overseen by the band’s leader David Gedge. In addition to the 2LP release we will also be releasing an updated version of the 2CD product with the new artwork.

Format – 2CD, 2LP/2CD

2 for £25


1. Blue Eyes
2. Go-Go Dancer
3. Three
4. Silver Shorts
5. Come Play With Me
6. California
7. Flying Saucer
8. Boing!
9. Love Slave
10. Sticky
11. The Queen of Outer Space
12. No Christmas
13. Cattle and Cane
14. Don’t Cry No Tears
15. Think That It Might
16. Falling
17. Pleasant Valley Sunday
18. Let’s Make Some Plans
19. Rocket
20. Theme from Shaft
21. Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family
22. Go Wild in the Country
23. U.F.O.
24. Step Into Christmas


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