The Globe (song)

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"The Globe"
Single by Big Audio Dynamite II
from the album The Globe
ReleasedDecember 12, 1991
GenreAlternative dance
Length3:50 (single edit)
6:04 (album version)
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)Mick Jones, Gary Stonadge
Producer(s)Mick Jones, Andre Shapps
Big Audio Dynamite II singles chronology
"The Globe"
"Innocent Child"

"The Globe" is a 1991 song by British electronic group Big Audio Dynamite II. It was released as a single in the United States[1] and is taken from their album The Globe. It samples the 1981 song "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (which was written by Big Audio Dynamite II singer Mick Jones during his tenure with the Clash) and Lionel Richie's 1983 single, "All Night Long (All Night)".

The song spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 72 in March 1992.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the single edit of the song was released in 1991 through Sony BMG Music Entertainment. It was directed by Nic Hofmeyr and Ralph Ziman.[3] The video features the band playing at the Crossroads of the World tower in Los Angeles, inter-spliced with stock footage of the city, its nightlife and scenery, and a recording of the band performing on stage.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Globe" (Single Edit) – 3:50
  2. "The Globe" (Single Remix Edit) – 4:05 *
  3. "The Globe" (12" Mix) – 7:42 *
  4. "The Globe" (Dub Version) – 5:43 *
  5. "The Globe" (By The Orb) – 9:22 **
  6. "The Globe" (Instrumental) – 4:54 ***
  • * Remix by Danny Rampling, Engineer: Marcus Draws, Programmer: Andy Whitmore, Percussion: Joe Beckett.
  • ** Remix and additional production by The Orb.
  • *** Mixed by Mick Jones and Andre Shapps.



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1991/92) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 10
US Billboard Hot 100 72
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 28
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 66


Certifications and sales for "The Globe"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Big Audio Dynamite II - the Globe". Discogs.
  2. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Big Audio Dynamite II: The Globe (Video 1991) – IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  4. ^ " > Big Audio Dynamite II - The Globe (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 30.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1992 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 July 2022.