Saturday 17 August 2019

The top ten chart this week in 1989

1 Swing The Mood Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

2 French Kiss Lil' Louis

3 Wouldn't Change A Thing Kylie Minogue

4 Poison Alice Cooper

5 Toy Soldiers Martika

6 Losing My Mind Liza Minnelli

7 You're History Shakespears Sister

8 Blame It On The Boogie Big Fun

9 Don't Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan

10 You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You Sonia

Novelty Yorkshire act Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers scored three number ones in the UK (and also the Irish) charts by stitching old rock and roll hits together, using sampling and synthesisers. The face of the group was cartoon rabbit Jive Bunny who appeared in the videos and in live promotions. 'Swing The Mood' combined Glenn Miller's famous 'In the Mood' (a recording from 1939), with a rhythmic re-editing of Bill Haley and His Comets' 'Rock Around the Clock', Little Richard's 'Tutti Frutti' and the Everly Brothers' 'Wake Up, Little Susie'. It was the second biggest selling single of 1989 in the UK, behind 'Ride On Time' from Black Box.

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