Dog Eat Dog was Adam And The Ants breakthrough single, reaching #4 in the UK Singles Chart in 1980. The song was the band's second single from the second album Kings of the Wild Frontier, and the follow-up to the title track which had previously stalled at #48. However, a re-release in 1981 reached #2 in the UK.
Dog Eat Dog was the first of two hits to break the US Mainstream Rock Charts, reaching #15. The other one was the follow-up single Ant Music which reached #14 on the rock charts, and #2 in the UK singles chart.
The Kings of the Wild Frontier album topped the charts in the UK and went Platinum. In the US it peaked at #44 and achieved Gold status.
Adam & The Ants managed to break into the UK Top 40 nine times during the early 80s, with Stand & Deliver and Prince Charming being the band's most successful tracks, both topping the singles chart. The band officially split-up in March 1982, leaving Adam Ant to pursue a successful solo career.