Day 92: ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’ by Dead or Alive
Here’s some trivia for you, pop pickers. This was the first Number 1 record produced by the (in)famous trio of Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
Pete Burns had been around the music scene for a while, one of several outrageous personalities who roamed the streets of Liverpool in the Punk era. His band had notched up a couple of hits before this really took off and virtually kickstarted the whole Hi-NRG scene in the UK.
This song holds fond memories for me, too. It was the first time I ever danced (apart from at university), and it was with a gorgeous dark-haired and dark-eyed girl I fancied at the time. It was during the DJ set between bands at a gig in a long-closed pub in Penderyn. Everyone else was so shocked that they just stood around and watched. That was as far as it ever went between us, and I haven’t seen her for nearly thirty years. That’s a story for a different blog entirely.
Pete Burns – vocals; Steve Coy – drums; Tim Lever – keyboards, sax; Mike Percy – bass