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Protection – Massive Attack Featuring Tracey Thorn

Massive Attack took this track into the UK top 40 for three weeks in 1995.

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This week in 1995, Protection by Massive Attack featuring Tracey Thorn entered the UK singles chart at its highest position of number 14. After one week at its peak position, the song spent two more weeks in the top 40 and then left the chart.

Protection was released on the Virgin record label and was the fifth UK top 40 hit for Massive Attack and the only one for Tracey Thorn. It was taken from a platinum-selling album of the same name that peaked at number 4 in the UK album chart.

More music from Massive Attack and Tracey Thorn


UK singles chart for the week ending 21 January 1995

  1. Cotton eye JoeRednex

  2. Think twiceCeline Dion

  3. Set you freeN-Trance

  4. Here comes the hotstepperIni Kamoze

  5. Love me for a reasonBoyzone

  6. Tell me whenHuman League

  7. Total eclipse of the heartNicki French

  8. Stay another dayEast 17

  9. WhateverOasis

  10. Bump ‘n’ grindR Kelly


  1. ChangeLightning Seeds

  2. ProtectionMassive Attack featuring Tracey Thorn


  1. InbetweenerSleeper

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