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You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

1983Released
3:15

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This was one of the first Stock, Aitken and Waterman productions. The team had scored their first hit with Hazell Dean's "Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)," Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive decided he wanted to work with the production team after hearing Dean's song. Stock, Aitken and Waterman went on to write and produce hits for Mel And Kim, Kylie Minogue and Rick Astley.

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" was written by Pete Burns with his fellow band members Steve Coy, Tim Lever and Mike Percy. Produced by the Stock-Aitken-Waterman, it ran to 3 minutes 19 seconds, was released on the Epic label in November 1984, and hit the #1 UK spot in March the following year. This unabashedly commercial song was a massive hit, claiming the top spot in Canada, Ireland and Switzerland as well as #11 on the Billboard Chart.

The strings are based on Richard Wagner's classical piece "The Ride Of The Valkyries."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).
F♯Key
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
128BPM

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Released By

The record label that has released You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).
Epic
(P) 1995, 2000, 2003 Steve Coy Productions Ltd., (P) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited

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