TECHNOTRONIC (FEATURING FELLY)
"PUMP UP THE JAM (1989)
Pump Up The Jam was a massive chart hit for the Eurodance/Hip House/Acid House dance act Technotronic across the globe. The single reached its peak position of No.2 here in the UK on October 1st 1989. The track reached its highest chart position in 1990 in Australia, Canada and the U.S., and this was the first House tune to break into the mainstream charts in the US.
This song brings great memories for me from the late 80s. I have one memory of when I was in an Our Price record shop (whatever happened to Our Price?) this was playing quite loudly through the speakers and some guy in a suit was dancing and singing loudly away while browsing through the vinyl. I was beginning to wonder whether I was on some hidden camera show or something!
I also have a funny memory in my head regarding Technotronic's 90s hit This Beat is Technotronic. One of my friends was a farmer and had a tractor called a Massey Ferguson Datatronic. Being crazy and in our late teens, we changed the words to "This beat is Datatronic". Cool or just sad? You decide!