Bangles: different light LP 1986. Their best known with 6 Top hits. Check videos “Walk Like an Egyptian”, “Manic Monday”,”If She Knew What She Wants”, “Walking Down Your Street”.


In stock


Different Light is an album by The Bangles released in January 1986. It is their best known album, with a Top 5 hit single and a No. 1 hit. The albums Top 40 sound was a departure from their earlier 60s-style sound. This was the first album in which bassist Michael Steele sings lead vocals on some tracks.
Three of five singles were written by someone other than The Bangles: “Manic Monday” (written by Prince under the pseudonym Christopher),”If She Knew What She Wants” and “Walk Like an Egyptian”. The other two singles were “Following” and “Walking Down Your Street”.

Track listing:
# Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Manic Monday” “Christopher” (Prince) 3:06
2. “In A Different Light” Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson 2:52
3. “Walking Down Your Street” Louis Gutierrez, Hoffs, David Kahne 3:04
4. “Walk Like an Egyptian” Liam Sternberg 3:24
5. “Standing in the Hallway” Hoffs, Kahne, Debbi Peterson, V. Peterson 2:56
6. “Return Post” Hoffs, V. Peterson 4:22
7. “If She Knew What She Wants” Jules Shear 3:49
8. “Let It Go” Hoffs, D. Peterson, V. Peterson, Michael Steele 2:32
9. “September Gurls” Alex Chilton 2:45
10. “Angels Don’t Fall in Love” Hoffs, V. Peterson 3:23
11. “Following” Steele 3:21
12. “Not Like You” Hoffs, Kahne, D. Peterson 3:06

“Manic Monday”
Released 1986
Writer(s) Christopher
Producer(s) David Kahne
Main article: Manic Monday
“Manic Monday” was the first hit single from Different Light by the girl group The Bangles. It was written by Prince in 1984 as a duet for the Apollonia 6 album.
Chart positions
#2 US (April 1986)
#2 UK (February 1986)

“If She Knew What She Wants”
Released 1986
Writer(s) Jules Shear
Producer(s) David Kahne
Main article: If She Knew What She Wants
“If She Knew What She Wants” was the second single from Different Light and was originally recorded by Jules Shear on his 1985 Eternal Return album. The song was originally written in the first person, however the Bangles rewrote the lyrics in the third person since they were a group and considered it more appropriate.
Chart positions
#29 US (July 1986)
#20 CH (July 13, 1986)
#31 UK (April 1986)

“Walk Like an Egyptian”
Released 1986
Writer(s) Liam Sternberg
Producer(s) David Kahne
Main article: Walk Like an Egyptian
“Walk Like an Egyptian” is one of the most successful singles of The Bangles’ to date. The song was written by Liam Sternberg after seeing people on a ferry walking awkwardly to keep their balance as figures do in Ancient Egyptian reliefs.
Chart positions
#1 (4 weeks) US (December 20, 1986)
#1 DE (December 1986)
#1 (5 weeks) NL (December 6, 1986)
#3 UK (September 1986)

“Walking Down Your Street”
Released 1987
Writer(s) Louis Gutierrez,
Susanna Hoffs,
David Kahne
Producer(s) David Kahne

Chart positions
#11 US (April 1987)
#16 UK (January 1987)

United States 1986 #2 3x Platinum
United Kingdom October 1986 #3 Platinum Originally peaked at 30 on March 1986
Norway March 1986 #4
Switzerland May 4, 1986 #16
The Netherlands 1986 #24

The Bangles
Susanna Hoffs: Vocals, guitars
Vicki Peterson: Vocals, guitars, bass
Michael Steele: Vocals, guitars, bass
Debbi Peterson: Vocals, drums, percussion, bass

Additional musicians
Rusty Anderson: Additional guitars
Barbara Chapman: Harp, Additional guitars
Mitchell Froom, David Kahne: Keyboards, synthesizers
Carlos Vega: Additional drums

SKU: YP-1107 Categories: , , , , ,