Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dead or Alive . . . You Spin Me 'Round

One of my favorite dance songs . . . Here are many versions on You Tube.

There are memories of the times this song was popular back in the 1980's, but this song most reminds me of one of my favorite movies . . . The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. I love that movie . . . this song was the perfect beginning . . .

This guy seriously freaks me out for real, but the music is awesome . . .

Dead or Alive is a British New Wave band from Liverpool, England popular in the 1980's best known for their hit, You Spin Me Around (Like A Record).

The band was formed in 1980, in Liverpool, by Pete Burns. Pete had a powerful voice and was encouraged to form a band. He chose some of his friends in the beginning, but the band roster changed quite a few times through the years.

They were signed by Epic records on their label in 1983. Misty Circles was the first single release under the Epic label. The recording produced two club hits, but they failed to hit the charts. Their debut album, Sophisticated Boom Boom, was released in 1984. The album featured their first Top 40 U.K. hit single, That’s the Way (I Like It), a cover of the 70's disco era monster hit originally recorded by KC and the Sunshine Band. The single reached number 22 on the chart and the album reached number 29.

Their second album included the single that went to number one on the U.K. Singles chart, You Spin me Around (Like A Record). In 1986 the group released their third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know. The single from the album called, Brand New Lover, hit number 15 in the U.S., and only number 31 in the U. K.

The original band parted ways in 1990. Pete Burns took part in the television show, Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. In 2006.

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