"Uncle Sam" is a single by British band Madness from their 1985 album Mad Not Mad. The single spent 11 weeks in British charts peaking at number 21, ending a run of 20 consecutive top 20 entries stretching back to their 1979 debut "The Prince". It was also issued in a 'Flag Bag' - the 7" single wrapped in an American flag with the titles in Russian printed on the flag. The song's lyrics are the narrative of a soldier's experiences in World War II. The track was edited for release as a single, the album version being over a minute longer.

Track listing[edit][edit | edit source]

7" Single:

  1. "Uncle Sam" - 3:04 (Horns:- Gary Barnacle)
  2. "Please Don't Go" - 3:21

12" single:

  1. "Uncle Sam (Raygun Mix)" - 6:42
  2. "Uncle Sam (demo)"
  3. "Please Don't Go" - 3:26

7" Picture Disc:

A Side (45rpm)

  1. "Uncle Sam" 3:04

B Side (33rpm)

  1. "Please Don't Go" 3:26
  2. "Inanity Over Christmas" 3:50

Chart performance[edit][edit | edit source]

Chart (1985) Peak




UK Singles Chart[1] 21 11
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