The song by the English rock band the Stranglers. It was released as a 7″ single in December 1981 in the United States and in January 1982 in the United Kingdom, on Liberty. It was the second single released from the band’s sixth album La folie. It peaked at No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart, the band’s highest ever placing in that chart.
The video for “Golden Brown”, directed by Lindsey Clennell, depicts the band members both as explorers in an Arabian country and non-Arab Muslim countries. The performance scenes were filmed in the Leighton House Museum in Holland Park, London.