BILLY IDOL: Billy Idol 1982 LP debut. & videos: “White Wedding” & “Hot In The City”


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Billy Idol is the full-length solo debut by Billy Idol (following his solo EP Don’t Stop in 1981). Preceded in June 1982 by the hit-single “Hot in the City”, the album was released in July 1982. After the next single from the album, “White Wedding”, entered the Top 40 a year later, Billy Idol was reissued with the addition of the earlier single “Dancing with Myself”. “Hot in the City” was a bigger hit when re-released in the UK in 1988, peaking at #13 on the UK singles chart.
The song “White Wedding (Part 1)” is so named due to the less-heard “White Wedding (Part 2)”, which is a more synthesiser-based continuation of the first part. It is not on any pressings of the album, but it can be heard on the 12-inch version of the “White Wedding” single.
The LP peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold in 1983.


Track listing:
“Come On, Come On” 4:00
“White Wedding (Part 1)” 4:12
“Hot In The City” 3:38
“Dead On Arrival” 3:55
“Nobodys Business” 4:06
“Love Calling” 4:56
“Hole In The Wall” 4:11
“Shooting Stars” 4:34
“Its So Cruel” 5:11
“Congo Man” (0:48)

Billy Idol vocals, guitar
Steve Stevens guitar, bass, synthesizer, keyboards
Phil Feit bass
Steve Missal drums

Chart performance
Chart (1982) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 45
Australian Albums Chart 66
New Zealand Albums Chart 5
Swedish Albums Chart 49

Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000

Additional information

Weight 0.13 kg


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