” Theme from S-Express ” is by S’Express, who was a British dance music band.
S’Express was formed by British dance music DJ and record producer Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel, a Belgian-born musician. He co-wrote along with Tim Simenon, the 1988 UK number two single ” Beat Dis “.
S’Express were early pioneers of the British Acid house music scene, which was adopted from a subgenre of house music used by Chicago DJs during the mid-80s. Between 1989 and 2016, the band released five albums and nine singles.
” Theme from S-Express ” was released on the 5th of April 1988 under the London based independent record label, Rhythm King. The song was written and produced by Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel.
The song became one of the landmarks of the culture of sampling that was making its way into the UK charts at the time. The record is comprised of fourteen samples including ” Is It Love You’re After “, the 1979 disco hit by American soul and R&B group, Rose Royce. It also features a vocal sample of ” Drop that ghetto blaster “, taken from American performance artist Karen Finley’s 1986 single ” Tales of Taboo “.
” Theme from S-Express ” was taken from the band’s debut album, Original Soundtrack. The album, released on the 20th of March 1989, was mostly written and produced by Mark Moore with additional production by Pascal Gabriel and Mark McGuire.
The Original Soundtrack album features vocals by singers Michellé and Jocasta with additional vocals by German singer-songwriter Billie Ray Martin, who topped the chart in Italy and peaked in the Top Ten in the UK and Ireland with her single ” Your Loving Arms “.
The album debuted and peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart, it spent two weeks in the Top Ten and nine weeks on the Top 100. It also reached number sixty-nine on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.
” Theme from S-Express ” became a commercial success for S’Express. In the United States, the single peaked at ninety-one on the 2nd of July 1988, spending six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It also topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 16th of April 1988 at the top, a position it held for two weeks. It spent six weeks in the Top Ten and sixteen weeks on the chart there.
Elsewhere, ” Theme from S-Express ” topped the charts in Belgium ( Flanders Ultratop 50 ), Canada Dance/Urban RPM Chart and the Schweizer Hitparade chart in Switzerland. In France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway, S’Express took the song to number two.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 91
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
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