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Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 15th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Young Guns (Go For It)” was the second single by British duo Wham! taken from their debut album “Fantastic”. The single was released in October 1982 on Innervison Records.

The song was Wham!’s first hit, although it came with some help from the BBC music programme Top of the Pops, which invited Wham! on to the show as a last-minute replacement for another act which had pulled out. It helped that the producer of Top of the Pops had seen them previously on another programme: Saturday Superstore. Wham! were just outside the Top 40 threshold of the UK Singles Chart at the time, which meant they had not climbed high enough in normal circumstances to get on the show, but they were recruited nonetheless as the highest-placed artists still climbing the charts from outside the 40.

The song entered the chart initially at Number 73, went up to Number 48, then dropped to Number 52 and the week after that, it jumped to Number 42.[ Their appearance on Top of the Pops broke the record wide open and on the following Monday the distribution centre received some thirty thousand orders. This sent the record to Number 24 before eventually peaking at Number 3 in November 1982. In the US the song reached #21 on the Billboard Dance Chart this would be Wham!’s first US charting single.

SIDE A:
Young Guns (Go For It) (12″ Version) 5:10

SIDE B:
Going For It 4:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Young Guns (Go For It) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Inner Vision ‎– IVL A 13 2766, Inner Vision ‎– IVL A13 2766
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer –George MichaelSteve Brown
Written-By – George Michael

NOTES:
Special thanks to Shirlie Lorraine.
Made in England.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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21 Responses to “Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It) (UK 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this excellent post. Will u also post the US Remixes soon?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. Yes maybe tomorrow for sure Monday 🙂

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  2. Brian Says:

    thank you so much for this: i love Wham

    do you have a 12” of Wake Me Up Before You Go Go that you could post? 🙂
    keep up the great work

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Brian! Yes I have that 12″ but there was never an extended version only an instrumental on the b-side.

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  3. Kuba Says:

    Love you man!!! Thank you for Wham songs!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kuba 🙂

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  4. Junior Says:

    Another Wham fave of mine.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    Paul, let’s bring on the Wham! tsnunami, please!
    You’ll make lots and lots of BTG’ers very happy.

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    NKelly Reply:

    I hope all the Wham! fans are making a little donation to this excellent sight!

    [Reply]

  6. Carlos Says:

    Gracias Paul, por estos de wham, el 12″ wake me up before you gogo please

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada Carlos 🙂

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  7. Jermajesty Says:

    Loving this Triple Wham Fantasy – weekend special!

    thanks. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend 🙂

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  8. Spring Says:

    thank you so much for this single Paul!!!
    it’s so unusual to see Saturday post. That’s great! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Spring you can thank mother nature. The weather has been stormy and rainy this weekend so I stayed inside and made a rare Saturday post 🙂

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  9. Hugh Says:

    thank you…thank you..thank you..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Hugh 🙂

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  10. ric Says:

    Wham!tastic!
    Thanks Paul for re-ripping all these precious Wham! singles.
    By the way, was there a band or group named Wham in the US? I remember they were credited as UK Wham! on the Billboard charts in 1983…

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  11. Peter Fu Says:

    many thx for those wham LPs !!!!!!

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  12. Rafiusz Says:

    Hi,
    Paul is there any chances to rip this vinyl?
    http://www.discogs.com/Wham-Young-Guns-Go-For-It/release/486057

    There is on this album 7:00 version which is not available on any cds :(:(.
    Regards
    Raf

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