Posted by DjPaulT on August 8th, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.
Dead or Alive’s vocalist Pete Burns states in his autobiography that he composed “You Spin Me Round” by using two existing songs as inspiration for creating something new:
How did I write “Spin Me”? I listened to Luther Vandross’s ‘I Wanted Your Love’. It’s not the same chord structure, but then that’s the way I make music – I hear something and I sing another tune over it. I didn’t sit and study the Luther Vandross album – I heard the song and it locked. I’m trying to structure the music and I know what I want. It’s like do this, do this, do this – and suddenly it hits. I don’t want to do Luther Vandross’s song, but I can still sing the same pattern over it. And there was another record, by Little Nell, called “See You ‘Round Like A Record”. So I had those two, Van Dross and Little Nell and – bingo! – done deal.
— Pete Burns, Freak Unique (2007)
According to Burns, the record company was unenthusiastic about “You Spin Me Round”, to such an extent that Burns had to take out a £2,500 loan to record it, then once it had been recorded “the record company said it was awful. It was unanimous – it was awful, it was rubbish.” Burns states that the band had to fund production of the song’s video themselves.
The strings were based on Richard Wagner’s classical piece “Ride of the Valkyries”.
Interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion: The Hit Factory, in April 2015, Burns said that the confrontational attitude of the producers was met with an equally confrontational attitude from the band and that this led to “quite a bad vibe” for the entirety of the studio time, describing the experience as “a time of intense friction”.
This is the second Japan 12″ release featuring the “Performance Mix” released July 21, 1985.
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix) 7:27
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Mighty Mix (Part 2) (Wish You Were Here / What I Want / Do It / Misty Circles) 7:47
Engineer – Tim Palmer
Producer – Zeus B. Held
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1985||You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#11|
|1985||You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#4|
|1985||You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)||U.S. Billboard Hot DanceMuisic Maxi-Singles Sales||#4|
Label:Epic/Sony – 12•3P-635
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Released:21 Jul 1985
Also available the LP “YOUTHQUAKE”
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