You spin me round (Like a record) Dead or Alive
Song Title: You spin me round (Like a record)
Artist: Dead or Alive
Date of release: 5 November 1984
Description: ” You spin me round (Like a record) ” is by Dead or Alive, the British group from Liverpool. The song was written by Pete Burns, Steve Coy, Wayne Hussey, Tim Lever and Mike Percy with production by Stock Aitken Waterman.
Released by the Epic record label, the song was taken from the group’s 1985 Album ” Youthquake ” and was to become the first number one by the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman.
According to Pete Burns it wasn’t plain sailing in the production of the song, the record company didn’t like it, so Pete had to fund the recording himself with a £2,500 loan. Once the recording was done and presented to the record company, they again rejected it. More funding was needed and ended with Pete and the rest of the group paying for the song’s video themselves.
The money Pete and the group invested in ” You spin me round (Like a record) ” certainly paid off, the song became a commercial success. In the United States the song reached number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, number 4 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart, number 4 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart and number 13 on US Cash Box Chart ( No longer going ).
To add to the success in the US, ” You spin me round (Like a record) ” also achieved number one status on the charts of Canada, Switzerland and Ireland.
In the United Kingdom the song took 17 weeks to reach number one in March 1985 after being released as a single in November 1984. The song spent 2 weeks at the top and a total of 36 weeks on the chart.
In 2015 the British public voted in a poll for the UK television network ITV ” You spin me round (Like a record) ” as the nation’s 17th most popular 1980’s number 1 song.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 11
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (Kent Music Report) 3, Austria (Austria Top 40) 10, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders) 3, Canada (CHUM) 1, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1, France (SNEP) 29, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 3, Japan (Oricon) 54, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 6, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 4, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 6, Norway (VG-lista) 6, Poland (LP3) 6, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Official Website: N/A
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/DeadOrAlive
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DeadorAlive