Sign Your Name

"Sign Your Name"
Single by Terence Trent D'Arby
from the album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
B-side "Greasy Chicken"
Released December 1987 (UK)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1987
Genre Soul
Length 4:37
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Terence Trent D'Arby
Producer(s) Martyn Ware, Terence Trent D'Arby, Howard Grey
Terence Trent D'Arby singles chronology
"Dance Little Sister"
"Sign Your Name"

"Sign Your Name" is a song written and performed by Terence Trent D'Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya), released as a single in December 1987.

Released on his 1987 album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, it was an international success, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in early 1988 and number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was remixed by Lee "Scratch" Perry for some European releases. The music video was directed by Vaughan Arnell and was premiered in January 1988.[1]

Track listings

7" single

  1. "Sign Your Name" – 4:45
  2. "Greasy Chicken" – 4:40


Weekly charts

Chart (1988) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 3
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 7
Canadian RPM Top Singles[4] 5
Dutch Mega Top 100[5] 2
French Singles Chart[6] 14
Irish Singles Chart[7] 1
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[8] 13
Spain (AFYVE)[9] 4
Swedish Singles Chart[10] 4
Swiss Singles Chart[11] 8
UK Singles Chart[12] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[13] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[13] 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[13] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (1988) Position
Australian Singles Chart[14] 27
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[15] 18
Canada[16] 69
Dutch Top 40[17] 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[18] 58

Sheryl Crow version

"Sign Your Name"
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album 100 Miles from Memphis
Released September 15, 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Pop rock, soul
Length 5:38
Label A&M
Writer(s) Terence Trent D'Arby
Producer(s) Sheryl Crow, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Summer Day"
"Sign Your Name"

Sheryl Crow released her rendition of the song as the second single for her eighth studio album, 100 Miles from Memphis in 2010. It features Justin Timberlake on background vocals.[19] The music video, directed by Wayne Isham, was released on September 16, 2010 through her VEVO account.[20]


Chart (2010) Peak
US Adult Album Alternative (Billboard)[21] 18


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  2. "Australian Top 50 Singles Chart — Week Ending 8th May, 1988". ARIA. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ""Sign Your Name", Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  4. Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada
  5. ""Sign Your Name", Dutch Mega Top 100" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  6. ""Sign Your Name", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  7. "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  8. ""Sign Your Name", New Zealand Singles Chart". Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  9. Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  10. ""Sign Your Name", Swedish Singles Chart" (in Swedish). Swedishcharts. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  11. ""Sign Your Name", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  12. "Official Charts > Terence Trent D'Arby". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  13. 1 2 3 4 ", Billboard charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  14. "The ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart 1988". ARIA. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  15. "1988 Belgian Flanders Singles Chart" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  16. ent&task=view&id=175&Itemid=49
  17. "Single top 100 over 1988" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  18. Top 100 Hits of 1988/Top 100 Songs of 1988
  19. Sign Your Name Single and Video Archived September 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. Sign Your Name Music Video Interscope Retrieved 2010-10-14
  21. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record | Billboard
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