ADAM AND THE ANTS
"STAND AND DELIVER" (1981)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Two other singles from the album were to follow; Prince Charming (No.1 - UK) and Ant Rap (No.2 - UK).
The video features an early appearance by Amanda Donohue, who at the time was Adam's girlfriend. Adam Ant is dressed as a "dandy highwayman" - he proudly announces the fact in the lyrics to the song, which takes New Romanticism to a whole new level.
"Stand and Deliver" stayed at the top of the UK singles chart for an impressive five weeks, entering the chart at No.1 on 3rd May 1981. The song prevented Shakin' Stevens from reaching No.1 for four weeks with You Drive Me Crazy.
The B-side featured the 1980 version of "Beat My Guest", a track that was originally recorded in May 1977.