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UB40 - FOOD FOR THOUGHT (SONG)
Entry:10/08/1980 (Position 42)
Last week in charts:01/02/1981 (Position 45)
Peak:1 (4 weeks)
Weeks:23
Place on best of all time:680 (713 points)
Year:1980
Music/Lyrics:UB40
Producer:Bob Lamb
UB40
World wide:
nz  Peak: 1 / weeks: 23

7" Single
Graduate / Grad 6



(Backside of cover)



Cover


AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
4:15Happy ReggaeArcade
ADE G 107
Compilation
LP
1980
4:12Signing OffGraduate
INT 146.700
Album
LP
29/08/1980
Food For Thought / KingGraduate
Grad 6
Single
7" Single
1980
4:12Signing OffGraduate
GRADLP 2
Album
LP
1980
Live4:40LiveDEP
LP DEP 4
Album
LP
14/02/1983
4:08The UB 40 FileVirgin
302 495
Album
LP
1985
4:08The Best Of - Volume OneVirgin
CDUBTVC1
Album
CD
1987
4:08Now That's What I Call Music! 1980 [The Millennium Series]Virgin
NOWMIL-1980 / 5202532
Compilation
CD
21/06/1999
4:11The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000Virgin
8504242
Album
CD
23/10/2000
4:11The Best Of - Volumes 1 & 2Virgin
3407602
Album
CD
09/02/2007
4:08The Best Of - Volumes 1 & 2 [The Dutch Collection]Virgin
5041642
Album
CD
17/08/2007
4:08Aan tafel met de mooiste sfeermuziekEMI
5130792
Compilation
CD
07/12/2007
Live 19804:04The Lost TapesVirgin
2085772
Album
CD
04/04/2008
4:09Black Is Beautiful - White Man's SoulEMI
2431592
Compilation
CD
30/03/2009
4:10Signing Off [30th Anniversary Edition]Virgin
9068702
Album
CD
29/10/2010
Live4:48Signing Off [30th Anniversary Edition]Virgin
9068702
Album
CD
29/10/2010
4:07Komen eten 2EMI
0981512
Compilation
CD
18/03/2011
4:05Discobar Galaxie BoomboxEMI
0839022
Compilation
CD
24/06/2011
4:09100 Hits - 80s ClassicsDemon
DMG 100 086
Compilation
CD
25/11/2011
4:07EssentialEMI
6447372
Album
CD
23/03/2012
4:10Alle 40 goedEMI
4633572
Album
CD
30/03/2012
4:102 Original Classic Albums: Signing Off / Present ArmsVirgin
7047542
Album
CD
22/06/2012
4:10CollectedUSM
5343815-2
Album
CD
26/07/2013
Live In Ireland4:46CollectedUSM
5343815-2
Album
CD
26/07/2013
4:10Classic Album SelectionVirgin
5346021
Album
CD
22/11/2013
4:10GoldUniversal
5346279
Album
CD
02/12/2013
4:08Sax AppealUniversal
535.076-1
Compilation
CD
24/03/2014
4:07Now That's What I Call 1980Now
88644468352
Compilation
Digital
04/08/2014
Unplugged3:52UnpluggedUMC
5722654
Album
CD
18/11/2016
4:10UnpluggedUMC
5722654
Album
CD
18/11/2016
4:08Top Of The Pops - 1980 [3CD]Spectrum / UMC
5379904
Compilation
CD
13/10/2017
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UB40 IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Food For Thought10/08/1980123
I Think It's Going To Rain Today09/11/1980615
One In Ten06/09/19812015
Red Red Wine02/10/1983114
Please Don't Make Me Cry22/01/1984414
Many Rivers To Cross22/04/1984481
If It Happens Again18/11/1984288
I Got You Babe (UB40 & Chrissie Hynde)08/09/1985116
Don't Break My Heart19/01/19861310
Sing Our Own Song17/08/1986714
Rat In Mi Kitchen08/03/1987451
Reckless (Afrika Bambaataa & Family feat. UB40)22/05/19881318
Breakfast In Bed (UB40 With Chrissie Hynde)04/09/1988517
Where Did I Go Wrong15/01/1989135
I Would Do For You13/08/1989343
Homely Girl04/02/1990414
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)01/04/199069
Kingston Town03/06/1990175
Wear You To The Ball04/11/1990282
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Robert Palmer and UB40)09/12/1990115
Impossible Love27/01/1991283
(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You13/06/1993123
Higher Ground26/09/1993810
Bring Me Your Cup30/01/199477
C'est la vie05/06/199476
Reggae Music19/02/1995481
Until My Dying Day03/12/1995372
Tell Me Is It True13/07/1997208
Kiss And Say Goodbye25/07/20051612
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Signing Off02/11/1980417
Present Arms06/09/19811313
Labour Of Love06/11/1983152
Geffery Morgan...25/11/1984274
Baggariddim27/10/1985117
Rat In The Kitchen31/08/1986417
CCCP Live In Moscow09/08/1987363
The Best Of - Volume One29/11/1987362
UB4025/09/19881123
Labour Of Love II14/01/1990160
Promises And Lies25/07/1993140
Labour Of Love Parts I + II25/12/1994810
The Best Of - Volume Two12/11/1995913
Guns In The Ghetto27/07/1997167
Labour Of Love III27/12/1998515
The Very Best Of UB40 1980-200010/12/2000462
Cover Up27/01/2002224
Labour Of Love I II & III - The Platinum Collection03/08/2003637
Who You Fighting For?01/08/2005258
Love Songs02/03/2009813
Best Of Labour Of Love28/12/2009244
SONGS BY UB40
(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
12 Bar
25%
A Love I Can Feel
A Place In The Sun (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Adella
After Tonight
All I Want To Do
Always There
As Always You Were Wrong Again
Baby
Baby Why
Bad Ekko
Bling Bling
Blood And Fire
Blue Bilet Doux
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Boom Shacka Lacka
Breakfast In Bed (UB40 With Chrissie Hynde)
Bring It On Home To Me
Bring Me Your Cup
Burden Of Shame
'Cause It Isn't True
C'est la vie
Cherry Oh Baby
Chronic
Close To Me
Come Back Darling
Come Out To Play
Contaminated Minds
Couvre la (UB40 feat. Nuttea)
Cover Up
Cream Puff
Crisis
Crying Over You
Crying Time
D.U.B.
D.U.B. D.U.B.
Dance Until The Morning Light
Dance With The Devil
Deep End (Robert Palmer and UB40)
Demonstrate
Desert Sand
Don't Blame Me
Don't Break My Heart
Don't Do The Crime
Don't Forget To Smell The Roses
Don't Let It Pass You By
Don't Slow Down
Don't Walk On The Grass
Don't Want To See You Cry
Dr. X
Dread, Dread Time
Dream A Lie
Drop On By
Dubmobile
Easy Snappin'
Ebony Eyes (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
End Of War
Every Breath You Take
Everything Is Better Now
Everytime
Fight Fe Come In MK. 2
First Shot
Folitician
Food For Thought (Stylus Junkies vs. UB40)
Food For Thought
Food For Thought (Live)
Forget The Cost
Freestyler
Friendly Fire
Frilla
Gator
Get Along Without You Now
Getting Over The Storm
Good Ambition
Good Situation
Gotta Tell Someone
Groovin'
Guilty
Guns In The Ghetto
Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Hard Times (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
He'll Have To Go
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
Here I Come (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Here We Go Again
High On A Breeze
Higher Ground
Hip Hop Lyrical Robot
Hit It
Hold Your Position MK. 3
Holiday
Holly Holy
Homely Girl
How Can Poor Men Stand Such Times And Live
How Could I Leave (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
How Will I Get Through This One
Hurry Come Up
Hush Darling (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
I Did What I Did
I Didn't Know That I
I Got You Babe (UB40 & Chrissie Hynde)
I Knew You
I Love It When You Smile
I Really Can't Say
I Shot The Sheriff
I Think It's Going To Rain Today
I Won't Close My Eyes
I Would Do For You
If It Happens Again
If You Ever Have Forever In Mind
I'll Be Back
I'll Be On My Way
I'll Be There
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Robert Palmer and UB40)
I'm Not Fooled So Easily
I'm On The Up
I'm Pretty Sure That's Just What's Killing Me
Impossible Love
In The Park
In The Rain (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Instant Radical Change Of Perception
International Herb (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
It's A Long Long Way
It's All In The Game
It's My Delight
It's True
I've Been Missing You
I've Got Mine
Johnny Too Bad
Jungle Love
Just Another Girl
Just Be Good
Keep On Moving
King
Kingston Town
Kiss And Say Goodbye
Lambs Bread
Legalise It
Let Me Know
Lickwood
Light My Fire
Lisa
Little By Little
Look At Me
Looking Down At My Reflections
Lost And Found
Love Is All Is All Right
Lyric Officer MK. 2
Madam Medusa
Making Love (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Man Next Door
Many Rivers To Cross
Matter Of Time
Maybe Tomorrow
Mek Ya Rok
Mi Spliff
Middle Of The Night
Midnight Rider
Mispent Youth
Moving Away (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Mr. Fix It
Music So Nice
My Best Girl
My Way Of Thinking
Never Let You Go
Nkomo A Gogo
Nothing Without You
Now And Then
On The Other Hand
Once Ago (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Once Around
One A Penny
One In Ten
One In Ten (808 State vs. UB40)
One Woman Man
Oracabessa Moonshine
Please Don't Make Me Cry
Plenty More
Present Arms
Promises And Lies
Rainbow Nation
Rat In Mi Kitchen
Really
Reasons (UB40 feat. Hunterz & Dhol Blasters)
Reasons
Reckless (Afrika Bambaataa & Family feat. UB40)
Red Red Wine
Reefer Madness
Reggae Music
Riddle Me
Rudie (Hold It Down)
Sardonicus
Seasons
Securing The Peace
She Caught The Train
She Loves Me Now (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Signing Off
Silent Witness
Since I Met You Lady (UB40 feat. Lady Saw)
Sing Our Own Song
Singer Man
Sins Of The Fathers
Slow Down
So Destructive
So Here I Am
Someone Like Me
Someone Like You
Something More Than This
Sorry
Soul Rebel
Sparkle Of My Eyes
Splugen
Stay A Little Bit Longer
Stick By Me
Strange Fruit
Strive (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Style MK. 4
Sufferin'
Superstition
Sweet Cherrie
Sweet Sensation
Swing Low (UB40 feat. United Colours Of Sound)
Tears From My Eyes
Telephone Love / Rumours (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Tell It Like It Is
Tell Me Is It True
The Buzz Feeling
The Day I Broke The Law
The Earth Dies Screaming
The Elevator
The Key
The King Step mk. 1
The Pillow
The Piper Calls The Tune
The Prisoner
The Road
The Time Has Come
The Train Is Coming
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Theme From Labour Of Love
Things Ain't Like They Used To Be
Things You Say You Love
This Is How It Is
Tracks Of My Tears
True, True, True
Tune In (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Two In A One MK. 1
Tyler
Under Me Sleng Teng (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Until My Dying Day
Version Girl
V's Version
Walk On Me Land
Walked In The Rain
War Poem
Watchdogs
Wear You To The Ball
Wedding Day
Where Did I Go Wrong
Who You Fighting For
Wildcat
Write Off The Debt
You Could Meet Somebody
Young Guns
Your Eyes Were Open
You're Always Pulling Me Down
You're Gonna Need Me
You're Not An Army
Zero Zero Seven Charlie
ALBUMS BY UB40
2 Original Classic Albums: Signing Off / Present Arms
2CD Originals: Labour Of Love / Labour Of Love II
5 Album Set
A Real Labour Of Love (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
All The Best
Alle 40 goed
Baggariddim
Best Of 3CD
Best Of Labour Of Love
CCCP Live In Moscow
Classic Album Selection
Collected
Cover Up
Dub Sessions
Essential
Geffery Morgan...
Getting Over The Storm
Gold
Guns In The Ghetto
Homegrown
Icon
Labour Of Love
Labour Of Love I II & III - The Platinum Collection
Labour Of Love II
Labour Of Love III
Labour Of Love IV
Labour Of Love Parts I + II
Live
Live - Recorded Live At The O2 Arena, London. 12.12.2009 Volume 1.
Live - Recorded Live At The O2 Arena, London. 12.12.2009 Volume 2.
Live [2010]
Live At Montreux 2002
Love Songs
More UB40 Music
Present Arms
Present Arms In Dub
Promises And Lies
Rat In The Kitchen
Red Red Wine - The Collection
Red Red Wine - The Essential
Sight & Sound
Signing Off
The Best Of - Volume One
The Best Of - Volume Two
The Best Of - Volumes 1 & 2
The Lost Tapes
The Singles Album
The UB 40 File
The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000
TwentyFourSeven
UB40
UB44
Unplugged (UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey)
Who You Fighting For?
DVDS BY UB40
Homegrown In Holland Live
Live At Montreux 2002
The Collection - Classic Videos
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.09 (Reviews: 46)
*****
Erste Hit von 37 !! Hits, die Britscher Gruppe "Unemployment Benefit 40" in die Niederlande hatte. Ali und Robin Campbell, mit 6 Andere Leute begannen in 1978 mit dieser Gruppe weil sie keiner Arbeit hatte, "Unemployed" waren. Erste single von Sie in Holland war "I THINK IT'S GONNA RAIN" aus 1979, aber dieser war das erste Hit in Mai 1980.........
Für mich einer 5 weil es einer sehr Originaler Single ist....
****
...gut...
****
gut
****
Knappe Vier, auf manchen Single-Versionen A-side, auf manchen B-side mit King. #4 in GB.
******
# 4 in GB zusammen mit "King" im Frühling 1980. Sehr sehr gut, eine ihrer allerbesten Singles.


'Hear the bells are ringing, Christmas on it's way.
Hear the angels singing, what is that they say?
Eat and drink rejoicing, joy is here to stay.
Jesus son of Mary is born again today'
****
Alt, gut und soo schön gemütlich..
Last edited: 19.08.2013 11:04
*****
gut
*****
sehr gut
***
Naja, geht so...
****
Gefällt mir ganz gut, flacht nur leider etwas ab.
****
Noch gut...
******
super
*****
5+. Auch nach sooo vielen Jahren klingt dieser Titel noch nicht antiquiert - gutes Zeichen!
****
War ganz ok die Platte. Es gibt ein house Bootleg von 2001 von dieser Platte. Diese Version ist sehr gut.
*****
Wirklich cooler Song (auch an heissen Tagen wie heute)
******
Einer ihrer besten Songs, und ihr erster Hit in ihrer Heimat.
****
Relaxte plaat van UB40.
****
▒ Een mooie debuutplaat in Nederland van de Birminghamse formatie "UB40" uit begin mei 1980 !!! Bleef echter in de NL Tip 30 hangen, juni 1980 !!! Maar dat kwam later méér dan goed ☺!!!
****
Buena.
**
ein unangenehmer Song
****
prima 1e singlenotering in Nederland, kwam niet verder dan nr 46 van de Top 50. Werd later in een liveversie alsnog een hit!
****
Grappig! Dit nummer heeft in de top 40 alleen in 1983 in de top 40 gestaan, het is in de top 40 van 1980 in de tipparade gestrand... Maar ik zie hier dat hij in de top 100/50 toch erin heeft gestaan! NEAT!
Ik vind het wel een leuk nummertje! Maar UB40 heeft veel leukere nummers vind ik persoonlijk!
****
anständiges Reggae-Stück aus 1980...Nummer ist glaube ich bei den Anhängern des Birmingham City F.C. populär – 3.75...
***
Hit voor de formatie UB40 in 1980. Hun muziek heeft me persoonlijk nooit echt aangesproken, al valt deze "Food For Though" eigenlijk nog wel best mee.
3+
*****
Lekker nummertje.
****
Ok
*
nee dank je, hebben wel 100 betere
****
ganz gut
****
... nicht übel ...
***
Diesen frühen Song kann ich nichts abgewinnen.
******
Sehr guter Song von UB40. Vor allem schafften sie damit direkt den Einstieg in eine große Karriere. Mit ihrem "neuen" Reggaestil erreichten sie ein großes Publikum.
*****
...wundervoller Reggae, versetzt mich in eine träumerische Stimmung - hoffnungsvolle Lyrics -...5+
Last edited: 25.10.2012 19:51
*****
Ja, sehr schön, für mich bis heute mit ihre stärkste Nummer
überhaupt....
*****
... sehr gut ...
*****
da bin ich gleicher meinung wie Dino Ticino.
***
Kinda boring. Not a fav from them.
*
Peaked at 36 in Australia, 1980.
****
zwar nichts weltbewegendes, aber in ordnung...
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Eher einer der schwächeren Songs von UB40.
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Een van de betere platen van het doorgaans wel erg slappe reggae leverende UB40
***
om eerlijk te zijn vind ik deze track best wel matig
****
Schöner Reggae 4+
****
Bemerkenswert gute Debüt-Single dieser Gruppe. Bereits im Mrz 80 gelang ihnen mit # 4 ein großer Hit in Uk und im Sep 80 standen sie damit sogar mehrere Wochen auf der # 1 in Neuseeland.


*****
Schöner Song, gefällt mir ein bisschen besser als "King"!

Diese Doppel A-Seite erreichte im Mai 1980 #10 der irischen Charts!
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schwach
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Relaxte Nummer.
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