68 Guns” is a song by Welsh alternative rock band The Alarm, which was released as a single in September 1983 and later appeared on their debut album Declaration in February 1984.
The song was written by Alarm members Mike Peters and Eddie MacDonald and reached 17 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band’s first Top 40 appearance and their highest ever position on that chart. The song also reached 39 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the United States, their first ever chart position in that country. Soon after, it “bubbled under” the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at 106, becoming their first pop charting single.
The song was recorded at Good Earth Studios and mixed at Abbey Road Studios