Song / You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

Dead Or Alive / You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.

Released as a single in 1984, it reached no. 1 in the UK in March 1985, taking 17 weeks to get there. It was the first UK no. 1 hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio.

On the US BillboardHot 100, it peaked at no. 11 on 17 August of that year. 

In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation's 17th favourite 1980s no. one in a poll for ITV.  Musician and actor Gary Kemp described the song as "one of the best white dance records of all time".

The video, which features a disco ball, waving gold flags and an evocation of the six-armed Vishnu, was directed by Vaughan Arnell and Anthea Benton.

The song has been re-released three times since its original release in 1984. Each time of its release, it achieved success, but failed to match the success of the original. In 2003 a remix version reached number 23 in the UK, however, it was after lead-singer Pete Burns's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, the original single was re-released and managed a Top 5 peak on the UK Singles Chart in 2006.

You Spin Me Round remains one of the most famous songs of the 80's.

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