|"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"|
|Single by Dead or Alive|
|from the album Youthquake|
|Released||November 1984 (U.K.)|
|Format||Vinyl record (7")|
|Producer||Stock Aitken Waterman|
|Certification||Gold (500,000 copies sold)|
|Dead or Alive singles chronology|
"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. The original cut was over four minutes long and was edited for the album. The unedited version was released on an '80s CD called Monster '80s Volume Two.
This song was the first UK number-one hit for the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio. Released in November 1984, the record reached number one in March 1985, taking seventeen weeks to get there. In the US, it peaked at #11 in September of that year.
"You Spin Me Round" was re-released in 2003 at the same time as the Dead or Alive greatest hits album Evolution was released. The song reached #23 in the UK singles chart. It was re-released again on January 30, 2006 because of lead singer Pete Burns' controversial time as a contestant on television series Celebrity Big Brother and reached #5.
Earlier remixes were in 1996 and 1997 (some are included on the US, European and Australian releases of Nukleopatra). In 1999 these mixes were issued in the US as a 2CD set. The first disc held seven mixes of "You Spin Me Round" while disc two has five mixes of "Sex Drive". In 2000, new mixes appeared on Fragile and in 2001, on Unbreakable: The Fragile Remixes. No videos were made for these.
The song has been re-released three times since its original release in 1984. Each time of its release, it achieved success, but failed to match the success of the original. However, after lead-singer Pete Burns' run on UK Celebrity Big Brother, the single was re-released and managed a Top 5 peak on the UK Singles Chart in 2006.
|Australian Singles Chart||3|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||1|
|Media Control Charts||2|
|Italian Singles Chart||3|
|Swiss Music Charts||1|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||11|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||4|
|Australian Singles Chart||28|
|Australian Singles Chart||62|
|Media Control Charts||96|
|UK Singles Chart||23|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||21|
|UK Singles Chart||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||37|
Jessica Simpson's version of the song was released as a promo single for her fourth studio album A Public Affair in 2006. Her version of the song barely made the Pop 100, and failed to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, however, it charted to #20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100, which is equivalent to #120. Simpson's version differs from the original in that it has new lyrics and only preserves the chorus of the song.
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||20|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||95|
Notable cover versions include recordings by Thalía on her 2002 self-titled album and Eiffel 65. A cover was featured in Konami's 2009 video game Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party. The song's chorus was used as the basis for Flo Rida's 2009 number one single, "Right Round." Danzel and Gigi D'Agostino have also done remixes. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for the movie, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" and the movie's soundtrack. In 2008, Thea Gilmore did a cover called "You Spin Me Right Round" alongside with Mike Cave, giving the song a more folk pop touch. After its initial release as a separate single, it was included in newer pressings of her album "Liejacker". Adam Sandler performed the song to open the film The Wedding Singer.
(*) The Murder Mix is also known as 'The Performance Mix'.
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