Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
song was the first UK number-one hit for the Stock Aitken Waterman
production trio, and the only #1 for Dead Or Alive.
It's much harder to decipher that this is a S/A/W production than their releases later on in the 80s (with Kylie and Sinitta etc.) which all tended to sound very similar. This is one of the few S/A/W tracks that I actually really like, and it's a great shame that their songs started to gain irritating nursery rhyme choruses.
Released in November 1984, the band's second Top 30 record (a cover of That's The Way I Like It
was the first hit reaching #22 in the UK) reached number one in the UK
during March 1985, taking seventeen weeks to get there. It was taken
from the band's most successful album Youthquake.
Other songs released as singles from the Youthquake album were; Lover Come Back To Me (#11 UK, #75 US, #13 US Dance), In Too Deep (#14 UK), My Heart Goes Band - Get Me To The Doctor (#23 UK, #15 US Dance).
Dead Or Alive members in 1985 were; Pete Burns (vocals), Wayne Hussey (guitarist/songwriter), Mike Percy (bass), Steve Coy (drummer), Timothy Lever (various instruments) and Jason Alburey (keyboards).
Foul-mouthed lead singer, Pete Burns, now makes regular appearances on reality shows, including the Channel Five TV show Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side where he certainly has his say!