So, who had a go at break dancing back in the eighties? I can't remember ever trying it, although living out in the sticks meant that you didn't really get to hear much about the latest dance crazes 

Break Machine reached #3 in March 1984 with their debut single Street Dance, also known as "that song with the whistling in" at my school.

The rap/dance song was taken from the self-titled debut album which peaked at #17 in the UK album charts. Street Dance reached #1 in several European countries including Sweden, Norway and France. 
The breakdancing music act achieved success with two more hits singles in 1984; Breakdance Party (featuring more whistling, but with a nice funky guitar riff) which reached #9 (UK) and Are You Ready which peaked at #27 (UK).

The producers behind Break Dance were also responsible for The Village People, and the group's front man, Keith Rodgers, is still creating music using the name SugaBear.


Break Machine in the 80s
Sweatbands a go-go!