Some Girls Racey
Song Title: Some Girls
Date of release: March 1979
Description: ” Some Girls ” is by Racey, a British pop group which was formed in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England in 1976, by original members Clive Wilson and Phil Fursdon.
Clive Wilson and Phil Fursdon both attended the same school in Taunton Somerset, England. Being good friends and sharing an interest in music they formed a band, Phoenix Press in the latter part of the 1960s.
The group played venue’s up and down England, including the The Marquee Club in London, where they were spotted and signed to record label WEA ( Warner Music Group ). The club opened in 1958 and played host to a variety of jazz and skiffle acts. It later went on to host some of the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Who, King Crimson, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd.
Racey’s original group members consisted of Richard Gower on vocals and keyboards, Phil Fursdon on vocals and guitar, Pete Miller on vocals and bass and Clive Wilson on vocals and drums. The group’s line up changed later and so did their name, after Phoenix Press they became Alive ‘n’ Kicking finishing on the name Racey.
The song was written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and originally intended for Blondie, the American group. Nicky Chinn ( Nicholas Barry “Nicky” Chinn ) is an English songwriter and record producer. Mike Chapman ( Michael Donald “Mike” Chapman ) is an Australian record producer and songwriter.
Nicky Chinn ( Nicholas Barry “Nicky” Chinn ) is an English songwriter and record producer. The songwriting duo wrote and produced many hits in the 70s for acts including The Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie and Mud. They developed a very distinctive sound that was regularly heard on the radio and tv during that era.
Production for the single was by Mickie Most, the English record producer worked with many top artists including The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, The Nashville Teens, Donovan, Lulu, Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate, Arrows, Racey, and the Jeff Beck Group.
” Some Girls ” was released in March 1979 by record label RAK, a British record label started by record producer Mickie Most in 1969. The label got its name from the deliberate mispelling of Rack, as in racks that sell records in petrol stations etc. The label’s parent company in now EMI.
The song was released as the third single from Racey’s debut Album Smash and Grab. The Album achieved sales of 500,000 copies Worldwide and according to their website, the LP outsold Abba and Paul McCartney in Australia.
” Some Girls ” was a commercial success for Racey. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 31st of March 1979 and reached a peak of number 2. It spent 5 weeks in the top ten and a total of 11 weeks on the UK chart.
The song also reached the top ten in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Switzerland 2, Germany 2, Austria 9, Netherlands 4, Belgium 3, Sweden 11, New Zealand 1, Australia 1
Official Website: Racey.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/racey.band
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Racey