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Discography

Charly

Charly is the debut single released by The Prodigy.

Charly is the debut single released by The Prodigy, taken from their debut album Experience. It was released in the UK on August 12, 1991 through XL Recordings on vinyl, CD and cassette tape format. Almost a year later, it was released as a double A-side single with "Everybody in the Place" in the United States on June 18, 1992 through Elektra Records on CD, digipak and maxi-single format.

On 24 August 1991, "Charly" debuted at number nine on the UK Singles Chart, two weeks later it rose to a peak position of number three where it stayed for two consecutive weeks. On October 1, 1992, Charly had sold over 200,000 copies in the UK which in turn enabled it a Silver BPI certification.

The single re-entered the chart almost five years after release at number sixty-six on 20 April 1996. The single re-entered again, a further eight years on from its previous re-entry due to a digital download release of the single. This time at number 73 on 4 December 2004. Altogether it spent a total of six weeks within the top ten and twelve weeks within the top seventy-five. On November 22, 2004 the single was released on digital download format.

Charly was written and produced Liam Howlett, together with Chaz Stevens as an additional producer. The single's cover art was designed by Jay McKendry Jenkins. The song samples a 1970s BBC Public Information Film, Charley Says, (from "Double Deckers" of ITV's "Say No To Strangers" campaign), in which a little kid is shown with his cat. This sample later resulted in the band being unsuccessfully sued for plagiarism.

Sleeve notes

Produced by Chaz Stevens and Liam Howlett
Recorded at C.W.S. Studios
All tracks written by Liam Howlett
Published by EMI / Virgin Music Ltd.
All rights reserved.
Made in England.

Illustration: Jay McKendry Jenkins
An unknown partnership sleeve

A shout to all the friends we have made whilst on the circuit
Love and respect to the rocking people of Braintree for full support (you know who you are)
Special thanx to Sharky. Respect to 4-Tune, Carl Cox, Dj Rap, Slipmatt, Lime and Devious D
Xtra special thanx to Ziggy (Captain Naughty) and to Jay for artwork and costume design.

- Liam, Keef, Leroy and Keity (The Prodigy)

See also

No Tourists Album

No Tourists

2018

Experience Album

Experience

1992

What Evil Lurks EP

What Evil Lurks

1991

Music For The Jilted Generation Album

Music For The Jilted Generation

1994

The Fat Of The Land Album

The Fat Of The Land

1997

Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned Album

Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned

2004

Invaders Must Die Album

Invaders Must Die

2009

The Day Is My Enemy Album

The Day Is My Enemy

2015

Need Some1 Single

Need Some1

2018

Ibiza Single

Ibiza

2015

Wild Frontier Single

Wild Frontier

2015

The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition) Single

The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)

2015

The Night Is My Friend EP EP

The Night Is My Friend EP

2015

More Music For The Jilted Generation Compilation

More Music For The Jilted Generation

2008

Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005 Compilation

Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005

2005

The Added Fat EP EP

The Added Fat EP

2012

Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One Compilation

Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One

1999

The Prodigy Experience - Expanded: Remixes & B-sides Compilation

The Prodigy Experience - Expanded: Remixes & B-sides

2001

Light Up The Sky Single

Light Up The Sky

2018

Nasty Single

Nasty

2015

Back To Mine Compilation

Back To Mine

2006

Invaders Must Die EP EP

Invaders Must Die EP

2009

Smack My Bitch Up Single

Smack My Bitch Up

1997

Warrior's Dance Single

Warrior's Dance

2009

Omen Single

Omen

2009

Baby's Got A Temper EP

Baby's Got A Temper

2002

Firestarter Single

Firestarter

1996

Everybody In The Place Single

Everybody In The Place

1991

Fire Single

Fire

1992

Voodoo People Single

Voodoo People

1994

Take Me To The Hospital Single

Take Me To The Hospital

2009

Girls Single

Girls

2004

Breathe Single

Breathe

1996

Out of Space Single

Out of Space

1992

Spitfire Single

Spitfire

2005

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