Ian Dury

Hit Me! The Best Of

  • Released: 16/10/2020
  • Label: BMG
  • Genre: PopRock

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A brand new collection covering the entire career of the unique and incomparable Ian Dury.

This collection features some of Dury’s earliest work with Kilburn & The High Roads, through a golden period of solo hits and classic recordings with the infamous Blockheads to his final studio album released in 2002, two years after his untimely passing in 2000.

The Crown Prince of Essex… the punk poet laureate… Ian Dury’s mastery of the English language and powerful performance made him an artist like no other.  His wit, wisdom and showmanship are ever present here on classic tracks such as ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt 3’, ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’, ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ …all now unofficial British anthems!

The collection also features brand new liner notes by comedian, writer and Ian’s friend, Phill Jupitus, alongside rare and unseen photographs.



Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part 3)
Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
I Want to Be Straight
Billericay Dickie
I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra

What A Waste
Sueperman's Big Sister
There Ain't Been Some Clever Bastards
My Old Man

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Wake Up and Make Love with Me
Sweet Gene Vincent
Clevor Trevor
This Is What We Find

Mash It Up Harry
Dance Little Rude Boy
Rough Kids
Upminster Kid



  1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  2. Wake Up and Make Love With Me
  3. Sweet Gene Vincent
  4. Clevor Trever
  5. Billericay Dickie
  6. My Old Man
  7. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
  8. Plaistow Patricia
  9. Blockheads
  10. Pam’s Moods
  11. If I Was With A Woman
  12. Upminster Kid
  13. Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself In London)
  14. Rough Kids
  15. The Mumble Rumble and the Cocktail Rock
  16. The Roadette Song
  17. Crippled With Nerves
  18. Blackmail Man


  1. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 (12” Version)
  2. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  3. What A Waste
  4. Inbetweenies
  5. I Want To Be Straight
  6. This Is What We Find
  7. There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
  8. Waiting For Your Taxi
  9. Razzle In My Pocket
  10. You’re More Than Fair
  11. Quiet
  12. Common As Muck
  13. Dance Of The Screamers
  14. Don’t Ask Me
  15. Mischief
  16. Lullaby For Franci/es


  1. Mash It Up Harry
  2. Dance Little Rude Boy
  3. Sueperman’s Big Sister
  4. Spasticus Autisticus (Live)
  5. You’ll See Glimpses
  6. F*cking Ada
  7. Hey, Hey Take Me Away
  8. Dance Of The Crackpots
  9. Bed O’Roses No.9
  10. O’Donegal
  11. Itinerant Child
  12. Geraldine
  13. Jack Sh*t George
  14. I Believe
  15. One Love
  16. England’s Glory (Demo)