Let’s Party Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
Song Title: Let’s Party
Artist: Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
Date of release: 1989
Description: ” Let’s Party ” is by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, the British novelty pop music act. The team behind Jive Bunny are father and son John and Andrew Pickles.
They are based in Rotherham, a large town in South Yorkshire, England. Founded in the early Middle Ages, the town’s name is derived from Old English meaning homestead on the Rother, a waterway in the northern midlands of England.
The Jive Bunny name used by the mixers was a nickname Andy Pickles used to call one of the friends. They have never appeared in any of their videos. Instead, a cartoon rabbit is in the videos. For live concerts and appearances, a costume version of the bunny is used.
Although John and Andrew Pickles are best known for the creation of Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, others are involved or have been involved in producing their singles and Albums. Some of the earlier mixes were co-produced and engineered by Ian Morgan, later replaced in the early 90s by Mark ” The Hitman ” Smith, another DJ and producer.
Jive bunny had three chart-toppers in the United Kingdom. Before this song becoming a UK Number One hit, their first UK Number One single and debut, ” Swing The Mood “, which spent five weeks at the top. Their second Number One single, ” That’s What I Like “, spent three weeks at Number One. Jive Bunny entered the history books in the United Kingdom when they had three consecutive UK Number Ones, a feat only achieved by Gerry and the Pacemakers and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers have sold over fifteen million records are still going strong today, thirty-years after first hitting the music scene. Along with live appearances up and down the country, supply mixes and DJ compilations on CD and digital download.
” Let’s Party ” was written and produced by Andy Pickles and Ian Morgan, with addition songwriting credits being acknowledged for the samples used. The song was released in 1989 by record label Music Factory ( owned by John Pickles ) and was taken from their 1990 Album; It’s Part Time. The Album reached a peak of number twenty-three on the UK Albums Chart and spent a total of seven weeks on the UK chart.
The song mixes Christmas classics with ” March Of The Mods ( The Finnjenka Dance ) “, a tune initially by Joe Loss Orchestra that peaked at number thirty-one on the UK Singles Chart in 1964. For this mix, a version by John Anderson Band was used.
Jive Bunny sampled ” Merry Xmas Everybody “, a 1973 UK Number One by Slade and ” Another Rock and Roll Christmas “, Gary Glitter’s UK number seven hit.
Also included was ” I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday “, which Glam Rock band Wizzard took the number four position in 1973. However Jive Bunny couldn’t obtain permission to use the original sample, they got Wizzard frontman and lead singer, Roy Wood to re-record the song for use in the mix.
” Let’s Party ” was a commercial success for Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 16th of December 1989 and reached Number One, spending one week at the top. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eight weeks on the UK chart.
The song also charted in Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium ( Flanders ), France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Ireland 2, Netherlands 70, Belgium ( Flanders ) 13, France 12, Italy 51, Germany 80, Austria 26, Switzerland 13, Sweden 14, Norway 2
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