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Big Fun were an English boyband (1988-1994), featuring Phil Creswick, Mark Gillespie and Jason John (a.k.a Jason Herbert), and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

Their only album, A Pocketful of Dreams (released in 1990), reached the Top 10 in the UK Albums Chart;[1 ] and contained the hit singles "Blame It on the Boogie" (a cover of The Jacksons' 1978 hit), "Can't Shake the Feeling", and "Handful of Promises".

Their final single "Stomp!" was issued in 1994, under the name 'Big Fun II' as one of the members had left the band and although this failed to obtain the commercial heights of their earlier work, it reached the dance chart in the United States. [2]

After disbanding, Gillespie and Creswick became painter and decorators and John returned to being a model booker.




[1 ]

  • "I Feel the Earth Move" was intended to be released before "Blame It on the Boogie" and got as far as advertising but was pulled at the last minute. A few months later it became a top 10 hit for Martika.


A Pocketful of Dreams
Studio album by Big Fun
Released 1990
Recorded 1989-90
Genre Synth pop
Label Jive Records
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman (tracks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 10),Phil Harding & Ian Curnow (tracks: 4, 7, 11), Pete Hammond (tracks: 5, 8, 9),
  • 1990 - A Pocketful of Dreams (#7 UK)
  1. "Handful of Promises"
  2. "Blame It on the Boogie" (12")
  3. "Can't Shake the Feeling"
  4. "Fight for the Right to Party"
  5. "Not That Kinda Guy"
  6. "We're in This Love Forever"
  7. "Why Did You Break My Heart"
  8. "Bring Your Love Back"
  9. "The Heaven I Need"
  10. "Hey There Lonely Girl"
  11. "I Feel the Earth Move" (CD and Cassette bonus track)


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 57. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  
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