"Heatwave" is a song by Colin Moulding. It originally appeared as a B-side to the "This is Pop?" single in 1977, later being included as a bonus track on re-releases of White Music. A promo video was shot but it was never commercially released.

A second version, "Heatwave Mark 2 Deluxe," appeared on the 2002 Coat of Many Cupboards box set.


Colin (on MK2 Deluxe): “I sometimes think that women love their beauty ‘enhancers’ just as much as their fellas. Are they attached more to their attachments than their attachments? Are sun beds better than their partners beds? This song is about women's love for their machines. I know what you're thinking. Can this be extended, for want of a better word, to the bedroom? I can assure you I was as white as the driven slush when this song was written and that no such thought entered my mind.”

Andy (on MK2 Deluxe): “Like Liberace on a drunken camel. Colin offered up a new ditty to the other three of us to tackle. We made a sort of an Arabic clockwork quadruped for him to ride, and you wonder why he never climbed on.”


She likes it hot

She likes a tan

She steals my infra-red

When I'm gone

Oh no can it be

We're heading for a heatwave

Her hair is bleached

Like it's been boiled

She browns herself

In a sea of Olive oil

And I come around

And she's relaxing

In the conservatory

She's born to brown

She's born to rust

She's in love

With a Mark II deluxe

Oh no can it be

We're heading for a heatwave