Just Say No

Album: single release only (1986)
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Songfacts®:

  • The phrase "Just say no" was used in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic as a slogan to discourage the young from using or experimenting with drugs. It was probably inevitable that someone would come up with a song of that title.

    Written by Al Gorgoni and George McMahon, it was released as a 7-inch single in April 1986 by the cast of the children's TV series Grange Hill; the B-side was an instrumental version of the same track. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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