Posted by DjPaulT on March 15th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“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.
Young Guns (Go For It) (12″ Version) 5:10
Going For It 4:50
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1983||Young Guns (Go For It)||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#21|
Label:Inner Vision – IVL A 13 2766, Inner Vision – IVL A13 2766
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Released: Oct 1982
Credits: Producer –George Michael, Steve Brown
Written-By – George Michael
Special thanks to Shirlie Lorraine.
Made in England.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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