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Simple Minds - Belfast Child (1989)

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"Belfast Child" is a song by Simple Minds, first released as the lead track on the Ballad of the Streets EP on 6 February ...

"Belfast Child" is a song by Simple Minds, first released as the lead track on the Ballad of the Streets EP on 6 February 1989. The EP also included "Mandela Day" (originally its B-side). The record reached number one on the UK Singles Chart as well as in Ireland and the Netherlands, and it became a top-ten hit in Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and West Germany.

Music video

The music video to the song was shot in black and white and displays footage of children and deprivation in Belfast. It was directed by Andy Morahan and edited by Mark Alchin.