Xēna* ‎– On The Upside

Emergency Records ‎– EMDS 6541
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


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© & ℗ 1983 Emergency Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): EMDS-6541-A HERbiE JR :v) ANgiE "ON ThE UpsidE iT's FREsh" "MixoLogisTs Rocks N.Y."
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): EMDS-6541-B HERbiE JR :v) "Rub A Dub" "IT's SmokiNg"
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp both sides): MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
120·19·001 Xena On The Upside(12", Maxi) Emergency Records 120·19·001 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
MKHAN 2 Xena On The Upside(12") Streetwave MKHAN 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
8178061, 817 806-1 Xena On The Upside(12", Maxi) Jonathan, Barclay 8178061, 817 806-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
EMDS 6541 Xena On The Upside(12", Promo) Emergency Records EMDS 6541 US 1983 Sell This Version
308337 Xena On The Upside(12") Break Records 308337 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version


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June 12, 2019
Uses a very similar bassline to the remix of Shannon's "Let the Music Play".


May 4, 2019
Oh, my goodness! This song is so good! They just don't make tracks like this anymore...It's such a shame. Extremely danceable, Excellent lyrics. You just can't lose! DJ'S, Must play this! DJ PSYCHO AL


June 24, 2006
edited over 7 years ago

The programming on this track is uplifting. When Lisa Fisher screams, "love is happiness.. love is tenderness... love is huggin' and kissin'..." it makes it a little too embarrassingly *precious* to play out, but if you got the guts to do it.. the more power to you and I give you great respect. I, myself, would try a beat juggle over the singing to warble the lyrics here.

If you happen to be playing an italo party this will set your mix on fire. the slow breakyness makes it great for booty dancing-- it is not a true 4/4. The dub side is sparser and is layered with scratch sampling.