"p:Machinery" is the third single by German new wave/synthpop band Propaganda, released in 1985. The song is taken from their debut album A Secret Wish. The song was a mild hit charting in various countries across Europe, but was most successful in France and Italy, hitting the top 10 and peaking at numbers 10 and 5, respectively.

The song was featured in Drum: The Journey of a Lifetime, about Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran and his eight month journey in a 77-foot maxi yachtDrum, competing in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1986.[citation needed]


7" Single
  • A. "p:Machinery" - 3:49
  • B. "Frozen Faces" - 4:22
12" Single
  • A. "p:Machinery (extended version)" - 9:20
  • B1. "p:Machinery" - 3:49
  • B2. "Frozen Faces" - 5:30

Chart performance[edit]Edit

Chart (1985-1986) Peak


Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 9
France (SNEP)[2] 10
Germany (Media Control AG)[3] 26
Italy (FIMI)[4] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 12
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[6] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 29
UK (Official Charts Company)[8] 50
U.S. BillboardHot Dance Club Play[9] 10
U.S. BillboardHot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[9] 20
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