Are We Ourselves?

Album: Phantoms (1984)
Charted: 15

Songfacts®:

  • In a radio interview, The Fixx explained that when we go where people don't know us, we take on a new persona, and that's what this song is about. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Scott - Beckley, WV
  • Rupert Hine, who produced the Phantoms album, also directed the video, which was shot at the Jodrell Bank observatory, where the world's first radio telescope is located. Hine, who was learning to fly, got to pilot the plane with the camera.

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 29th 1984, a video of "Are We Ourselves?" by the Fixx was aired on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #26 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; fifteen days later on October 14th it peaked at #15 {for 1 week} and also spent a total of 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    On August 26th, 1984 it reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart...
    Between 1982 and 1991 the British group had nine Top 100 records; with one making the Top 10, "One Thing Leads to Another" at #4 {for 1 week} on October 30th, 1983.
  • Eric from Bend, OrI think The Beatles answered this in their song 'The Walrus': "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."
  • Lester from New York City, NyWell, are we?
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