Song / Stop This Rumour

Spelt Like This / Stop This Rumour

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"Stop This Rumour" is a song written by Russell McKenzie, Alan Rawlings and Alan Richards and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

The second Spelt Like This single, Stop This Rumour, emerged in July 1985. Whilst production was credited to Stock Aitken Waterman, additional production and mixing was credited to McKenzie and Froome for both the 7” and 12” Lust Mix.

Stop This Rumour was a different beast to Contract of the Heart; it was bold, brash and in your face. Driven along with a pulsing synth bass, chiming guitar riffs and day-glo synth lines, Stop This Rumour has a catchy chorus complemented by interesting verses.

However, Stop This Rumour fared worse than its predecessor, failing to reach the Top 100 UK Singles Chart. Aside from the relative lack of promotion, what didn’t help was that the band effectively imploded at the time of release.

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