Ant Music was the third single released in the UK by the 80's band, and featured on the #1 album Kings of the Wild Frontier. It peaked at #2 in the singles chart being held off the top spot by John Lennon's Imagine.
The song also spent five weeks at #1 in Australia. Ant Music was also the second single to reach the Top 20 of the US Mainstream Rock Charts, peaking at #14. This was Adam And The Ants second consecutive Top 5 hit n the British charts.
I was in my early teens when this was released, and I always enjoyed watching the video to this song as it features the band in a disco trying to persuade everyone to dance to the new style of Ant Music, instead of the run-of-the-mill disco songs.
However, I've nothing against disco, but it had become long in the tooth by 1981 and we were all looking for something our parents didn't want to listen to. With punk music being a little too raw for my liking (and also past its sell by date) Adam & The Ants post-punk, new wave sound was perfection!
Then we have the fashion! There was certainly a good sprinkling of new romanticism thrown in, but this even more outrageous. Adam Ant summed up the band's look when he sang "I'm the dandy highwayman" in Stand & Deliver.