ADAM ANT - GOODY TWO SHOES
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Goody Two Shoes was the first song to be released as a single by Adam Ant as a solo artist, and was taken from his debut album Friend or Foe. The song reached #1 in the UK for two weeks during June 1982. It was also his biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., peaking at #12.Although released as a solo single, Goody Two Shoes was actually performed by three members of Adam And The Ants; Adam himself, guitarist Marco Pirroni (who also co-wrote the song with Adam) and Chris Hughes (Ant name "Merrick"). In fact, a limited number of records were published with "Adam And The Ants" on the top of the front sleeve as there was much uncertainty at the time as to whether the band were actually going to split-up.
Sadly, this was the last Adam Ant song to top the charts anywhere in the World. However, Adam Ant went on to achieve success with six more Top 40 UK singles and released another four solo albums.
Two more singles were lifted from the Friend Or Foe album including the title track which reached #9 in the UK and Desperate But Not Serious which peaked at #36 (#66 in the U.S.)
GOODY TWO SHOES EXTENDED MIX