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Blue Mercedes – I Want To Be Your Property (DEF B4 Dishonour Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 3rd, 2016



“I Want to Be Your Property” is a 1988 dance hit by British duo Blue Mercedes. The single was most successful on the dance charts, making it to number one for four weeks and was the most successful dance single of 1988. “I Want to Be Your Property” was a crossover hit on the pop singles chart, and broke into the top 30 on the UK singles chart reaching #23.

I Want To Be Your Property (Street Latin Wolff Mix) 7:15
Remix [Mixed By] – Mixmaster Phil Harding*

I Want To Be Your Property (DEF B4 Dishonour Mix) 6:49
Remix [Mixed By] – Mixmaster Phil Harding*

I Want To Be Your Property (Terence Yo-Yo Mix) 4:21
Remix – Terence Yo-Yo
Remix [Credited To] – Mixmaster*, The Yo Boy*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 I Want To Be Your Property U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #63
1988 I Want To Be Your Property U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1


Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23817
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Latin, Synth-pop, House

Producer – Phil Harding And Ian Curnow*
Written-By – Titlow*, Duncan Millar


Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
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 Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

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

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22 Responses to “Blue Mercedes – I Want To Be Your Property (DEF B4 Dishonour Mix) (US 12″)”

  1. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Ooo — fun! One of my favourite one-hit wonders from that era. Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard the Big Bunny 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    I am thrilled to be back commenting on BTG Paul!!! And what a tremendous track to come home to too!! Actually, the past week was an incredible confection of awesome cuts and tracks that amaze me all and the same. You really do seem to have it all; all our favorites and must haves. I always get a bit flabbergasted when I come here as there’s always new discoveries and treats in every nook and cranny. You are better than an English Muffin Paul (Look out Thomas’ as there are more buttered beats to sink our “ear-teeth” into!!) Thank you again Paul for these classic treats I admire so highly. You are the best!!!




    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I am so HAPPY that you are back it was kinda lonesome on BTG last week without you 🙂 I always love your analogies I really am glad you are back.


  3. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Was singing this song at work earlier today and thought to myself about putting a request in for it…
    Logged on here and lo & behold here it is! How spooky is that Paul and it’s not even Halloween yet! lol
    Seems to me you are so multi-talented that you’re even doing requests now before they’re even asked for!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am a bit phsychic Roy lol You just have great taste in music 🙂


  4. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Please can I be so cheeky as to request the 12” of Reputation by Dusty Springfield if you have it available Paul. This is another one of my all-time favourites.
    Many thanks and with hugs x


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do they are releasing a deluxe edition of the album 🙂


    NKelly Reply:

    It’s been out some time… 26/08/16


  5. BE.D12" Says:

    THX Paul,
    a question: is the DEF B4 Dishonour mix the same of Daktari mix 6.51?

    have you got also “Love is the gun” (US release)?
    many thanks and RESPECT!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12″. Yes in fact I have all of their singles 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry didn’t mention I am not sure if the mixes are the same I am only familiar with the US mixes.


    Beeroh Reply:

    BE.D12″, although the same in length, the two mixes are completely different. The Daktari Mix starts with an acapella intro.


  6. Carlos Says:

    Hola pault gracias por esa versión terence yo-yo mix


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Carlos 🙂


  7. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


  8. AnthonyC Says:

    I’ve always had a little bit of love/hate for Blue Mercedes. I liked this track at the time but they did come across a bit naff. I remember at the time they were being pushed as the new Wham! but sadly they were nowhere near as good!!!


  9. risildowgtn Says:

    i still have casette of this album hahahahaa


  10. John Says:

    As always Paul, another fantastic post, you really pick songs that seem to jolt my memory, songs that I loved in the day, and some that I’ve forgotten about, thanks to your posts, this has reminded me of what great tracks we had growing up.

    Have you got Monsoon – Ever So Lonely 12″. It was a hit in the UK, Europe and Australia but was never released as a single in the USA, Released March 1982.


  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    What an amazing post! Growing up I love Blue Mercedes and to me I draw the similarity with the likes of Bros. Love dancing (in my room) to this track. Thanks Dj PaulT!


  12. negative1 Says:

    thanks paul,

    i have just recently dug up all the singles and remixes from the group, the first album isn’t bad.

    they sound like an ABC clone for the most part. but they had there moment.

    good job.



  13. Rich Mayo Says:

    Thanks for this. I was lucky enough to see them perform at The World in Manhattan.


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