French Kissin'

Album: Rockbird (1986)
Charted: 8 57


  • This song was written by Chuck Lorre, who is better known for writing sitcoms, including The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. Lorre pursued both songwriting and screenwriting early in his career, and he caught a big break when Harry recorded his song. Lorre also co-wrote the theme song to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.
  • Harry recorded three versions of this uptempo, overtly commercial track: the radio edit which runs to 4 minutes 9 seconds; the 7 minute 25 second dance mix; and the dub version that runs to 8 minutes 2 seconds. The B-Side was "Rockbird," which was written by former Blondie guitarist Chris Stein. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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  • Zabadak from London, EnglandKnown as "French Kissin' In The USA", here in the Yook...
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