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Speak Like a Child (song)

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B-side  "Party Chambers"
Format  7"
Writer(s)  Paul Weller
Released  1983
Label  Polydor
Producer(s)  Paul Weller Peter Wilson

"Speak Like a Child" was the debut single from The Style Council, released on March 11, 1983 and was included on the album, Introducing The Style Council later in 1983. Backed with "Party Chambers", it became a hit, peaking at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Band members Paul Weller and Mick Talbot were already well-known from their previous bands, The Jam and The Merton Parkas, respectively. It has remained one of their most enduring hits.


The single also features Tracie Young, who had just signed to Weller's Respond Records label, on backing vocals.

Compilation appearances

As well as the song's single release, it has featured on various compilation albums released by The Style Council. The song was included on The Singular Adventures of The Style Council, The Complete Adventures of The Style Council, and Greatest Hits.

Track listing

  • 7" Single (TSC1, TSC 1, 810 873-7)
    1. "Speak Like a Child" - 3:15
    2. "Party Chambers" - 3:20


    Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.

  • Paul Weller - lead vocals, guitars
  • Mick Talbot - keyboards
  • Zeke Manyika - drums
  • Tracie Young - backing vocals
  • References

    Speak Like a Child (song) Wikipedia