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Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 19th, 2015


Side 1


“Our Lips Are Sealed” is a song written by The Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin and The Specials and Fun Boy Three singer Terry Hall.

It was first recorded by The Go-Go’s as the opening track on their 1981 album Beauty and the Beat and served as their debut American single in June 1981. The single eventually reached top 5 in Australia and Canada, and top 20 in the United States. Although originally written and performed with three verses, it is an abbreviated version of the song that appears on Beauty and the Beat.

In 1983, Hall’s band, Fun Boy Three, released their version of “Our Lips Are Sealed”. Issued as a single, the track became top ten hit in the UK, and remains the best known version of “Lips” in that country — the Go-Go’s version, while a hit elsewhere, only made #47 UK.

In 2000, Rolling Stone named “Our Lips Are Sealed” one of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time.

This special US 12″ promo contains the album track “Tonite” as well as the US #2 hit “We Got The Beat” which was the follow up single to “Our Lips Are Sealed”.

Although there are no remixes for this release it is still lovely to hear these tracks in their original vinyl format especially in 24 bit.

Our Lips Are Sealed 2:45

Tonite 3:35
We Got The Beat 2:39

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)


Year Single Chart Position
1982 Our Lips Are Sealed U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
1982 Our Lips Are Sealed U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #15
1982 Our Lips Are Sealed U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10


Label: I.R.S. Records ‎– SP 70956
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

Producer – Richard Gottehrer, Rob Freeman
Recorded By, Mixed By – Rob Freeman

Promotional Use Only Not For sale

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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20 Responses to “Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Great to hear these tracks after all these years. And what a marvelous silver label A&M/IRS designed for this promo. This label alone let’s you want to play this record.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Stefano 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    I have to agree with you Paul and Stefano about the I.R.S. label. It’s a way-cool design. So sorry it folded. They had a great discography too and introduced me to Torch Song. But asides from that, I love the Go-Go’s” and their records. Thanks for a great week as always with the postings. You’ve made me smile so much, that my cheeks are starting to hurt.

    Have a fantastic weekend Paul!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    as always Jeff thank you and have a fantastic weekend 🙂


  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar :0


  4. ex15 Says:

    Be nice to hear this uncompressed!

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  5. Scott Says:

    Thank you so much


    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Scott anytime 🙂


  6. NKelly Says:

    Thanks, once again. Looking forward to what next week will bring already!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil 🙂


  7. Will McCammon Says:

    Great post.

    Just in case you haven’t heard them, a fan-remixer named Evo-XR did quite good remixes of “We Got the Beat” and “Head Over Heels” a few years ago. He used a partial multi-track as his source (probably de-encrypted from Garage Band or Guitar Hero).


  8. dj danny shaffer Says:

    Actually Fatboy Slim remixed OLAS in 2005, I believe in conjunction with a retail store promotion or something {banal}. haha….. I’m sure if you search in the right places online you can find it to hear. It’s unusual, but I give Slim props for not doing a by-the-numbers “house” remix or some other generica. Cheers!


  9. Dave Says:

    Excellent! The (now) very hard to come by 2:36 version of WGTB! Thanks!!!


  10. Richard Says:

    This evokes memories of summer parties, dancing with the girls, faces aglow with smiles…

    Thanks for helping me feel young again even if only for a brief moment.


  11. mjb Says:

    These bass-emphasizing masterings blow away the ‘Best of’ CD remasters. Also I didn’t realize there were different versions of “We Got The Beat”. This one doesn’t have the piano!

    Fantastic rip, Paul. Thanks!


  12. Dave Says:

    The piano is still there, it’s just not as prominent.


  13. woz Says:

    Another rockin post! Thank you my friend!


  14. Saucer People Says:

    Hey Paul, you will be pleased to know there was an eighties remix of Our Lips Are Sealed in the form of a Hot Tracks remix which was called the ‘Lips Mix’ by Glenn Cattanach (who was responsible for many of the HT remixes). Some kind soul has posted a very good fan-edit of the original video and synched it with the Lips Mix:


    Glenn Cattanach also did a ‘This Is The Go-Go’s (Medley)’ Hot Tracks ‘Megamix’ which features Our Lips Are Sealed, We Got The Beat, Head Over Heels and Vacation – it can be heard here:


    Our Lips Are Sealed is definitely one of the few records where both versions by the respective song-writers are so different and yet absolute classics. Actually The 12 inch mix of the Fun Boy Three version is one of my favourite 80s tracks (as is the ‘Urdu’ version)

    FB3 12 inch mix of Our Lips Are Sealed:
    Urdu Version:


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