"Rescue" is the second single released by the band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 5 May 1980 and subsequently included on the Crocodiles album, which was released on 18 July 1980. It was the band's first single to chart, reaching number 62 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also their first release on the newly formed Korova label.

The single was reissued as a limited edition 7" single on 4 December 2006 on the same label and with the same catalogue number, KOW 1, and reached number 177 on the UK Singles Chart. A promo 7" version was also released by Korova in January 1983.

The song was covered by the Scottish rock group Idlewild on their 2000 single "These Wooden Ideas".

Formats and track listings[edit source | editbeta]Edit

All tracks written by Will SergeantIan McCullochLes Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

1980 and 2006 7" single (KOW 1)
  1. "Rescue"
  2. "Simple Stuff"
1980 12" single (KOW 1T)
  1. "Rescue"
  2. "Simple Stuff"
  3. "Pride"
1983 7" promo single (SAM271)
  1. "Rescue"
  2. "Never Stop"
  3. "The Cutter"

Chart positions[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Chart Peak


UK Singles Chart (1980) 62
UK Singles Chart (2006) 177

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