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Be Near Me

"Be Near Me" is a song by ABC. The hit single from How to Be a...Zillionaire!, it is a message from the group's lead singer, Martin Fry, to an unknown addressee. He commands the addressee not to leave him. It peaked at #26 on the UK singles chart in 1985, then later in the year it went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. The song also went to #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in September of that year, remaining on top for two weeks.

Music video

The song’s music video depicts the band as a group of cartoon characters that have entered the real world. They are seen performing the song against a white background. During this, the camera makes a series of rolling panning shots, suggesting that the band is inside a ping-pong ball.

The song also appeared in the movie The Breakfast Club but was not featured on the album.

Track listing

7" version

U.S. release

  1. "Be Near Me" (3:38)
  2. "A to Z" (2:50)

UK release

  1. "Be Near Me" (3:38)
  2. "What’s Your Destination?" [instrumental version of track 1] (3:38)

12" version

U.S. release

  1. "Be Near Me" [Munich Disco Mix] (5:28)
  2. "Be Near Me" [Ecstasy Mix] (4:45)
  3. "What’s Your Destination?" [instrumental version of "Be Near Me"] (3:36)

UK release

  1. "Be Near Me" [Munich Disco Mix] (5:27)
  2. "A to Z" (2:50)
  3. "What’s Your Destination?" [instrumental version of "Be Near Me"] (3:38)

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