Rubberband Girl

b/w This Woman's Work


Rubberband Girl (US) front

(front)

Rubberband Girl (US) rear

(rear)

Country: US
Label/Number: Columbia 38T 77280
Release date: December 13, 1993
Chronology: Kate's 10th US single; the 2nd (and final one) from The Red Shoes.
Highest chart position: 88 (Kate's 3rd single to make it onto the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.)
Cover photo by Guido Harari (his first)
Rubberband Girl Lyrics
What it's about: Kate encourages us to be more flexible and resilient in this one -- in short, to "go with the flow".
Running time: 4:42
This Woman's Work Lyrics
What it's about: Being forced to suddenly confront reality and adulthood in times of crisis. The track was written for the (1988) John Hughes film, She's Having A Baby; specifically, the part where "Jake" (Kevin Bacon) learns his wife's life is in danger.
Running time: 3:34
This is Kate's third US cassingle. Columbia had quit pressing 7" vinyls a few years earlier in the US.
Columbia released Rubberband Girl as the 2nd single from The Red Shoes in the US (with This Woman's Work as the B-side). Everywhere else in the world, EMI issued it as the album's lead single (coupled with Big Stipey Lie).
Three different versions of Rubberband Girl were released commercially: the LP mix shown above, an extended mix, and a disco version called the US Mix which was released towards the end of 1994 on the UK And So Is Love single. Oddly enough, the US Mix was never officially issued in the US.

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