Children Say

Children Say
"Children Say"
Single by Level 42
from the album Running in the Family
Released 1987
Genre 1980s Pop
Length 4:28 (7 edit)
4:52 (album version)
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould
Producer Level 42
Level 42 singles chronology
"It's Over"
"Children Say"
"Heaven in My Hands"

"Children Say" is a song written by Mark King, Mike Lindup and Phil Gould. It was recorded in 1987 for the studio album Running in the Family by the British musical group Level 42. After a series of successes "Lessons in Love", "Running in the Family", "To be With You Again" and "It's Over", the band decided to issue "Children Say" as their last single of 1987. The song was more successful than expected in the Netherlands, and it also made the top 30 in United Kingdom.

Music video

The music video of this song was the first of Level 42's career without the presence of the brothers Phil and Boon Gould. They had left the band due to dissatisfaction with the label. The video was recorded in an urban setting. The Boon brothers are also missing from the covers of the single and 12".


Chart (1987) Peak
Belgian Hot 100 14
Irish Chats 25
Netherlands Dutch top 40 9
United Kingdom Hot 100 22

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