” Teenage Life ” is by Daz Sampson ( Darren ” Daz ” Sampson ), the British music producer, broadcaster and professional soccer manager. Born in Stockport, England, Daz trained to be a professional footballer at the age of 17, but due to injury instead went into radio broadcasting.
After several years in commercial radio, he moved on from playing music to making it. His time in radio included Radio Luxembourg, which began in 1933 as one of the earliest commercial radio stations, remaining on the air in the United Kingdom and Ireland until 1992.
His music making career started with the group Bus Stop, which also included Graham Turner, Mark Hall and Nikki Reid. The group had four singles enter the UK Singles Chart, the most successful of the four was ” Kung Fu Fighting “, which featured Jamaican artist Carl Douglas. Bus Stop’s version of the original song sold 250,000 copies in the United Kingdom and over one million Worldwide.
” Teenage Life ” was written by John Matthews and Daz Sampson. John an English producer, songwriter and musician, is better known by his stage name of Ricardo Autobahn. He is a member of electronic group and production team, Cuban Boys. They had a number four hit with ” Cognoscenti vs Intelligentsia ” in the United Kingdom, the Cuban Boys are considered to be one-hit wonders.
” Teenage Life ” was released on the 14th of May 2006 by record label Ebul ( Sony BMG ). After winning the BBC TV show Making Your Mind Up ( the annual show for choosing the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest ) on the 4th of March, Daz was set to represent the country in the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. He was accompanied by backing singers and dancers Emily Reed, Holy, Leeanne, Ashlee and Gabriella dressed as schoolgirls; the girls were dubbed The Sampsonites.
As the official UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest on the 20th of May 2006, it didn’t score well with only 10 of the 39 eligible countries voting for the song; his total score was just 25 points making the song 19th out of the 24 acts. The winner of the contest was Finland’s Lordi, which scored 292 points.
The accompanying music video was directed by Simon Baker and features Daz rapping the lyrics while the girls sing and dance around school desks dressed in school uniforms. It also features male dancers in a locker room and playing Hopscotch, a favourite children’s playground game that is believed to go back several thousand years when played by Roman children.
” Teenage Life ” didn’t make an impact the Eurovision Song Contest but was a success for Daz in the United Kingdom. There the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 20th of May 2006 and reached a peak of number eight. It spent one week in the Top Ten and a total of seven weeks on the UK chart.
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