Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (1985)

The 1980s were a confusing time. The public was having trouble getting their minds around the nuances of time travel in "Back to the Future Part II." People thought WWF wrestling still might be real. And Dead or Alive frontman...um...frontperson Pete Burns was making Boy George look like Clint Eastwood.

Dead or Alive burst onto the scene and quickly cornered the market for power-glam-disco and sealed their spot in 1980s immortality with their 1985 album "Youthquake" and its smash single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)."

The song has had incredible staying power, inspiring an endless array of remixes. Dead or Alive themselves changed up and re-released a new version of the song in 2003... Along with a new version of Pete Burns...

And for the final proof of the song's immortality, we need look no further than Opera Man himself...

You can also visit the OFFICIAL SITE for the current incarnation of the band.

And HERE you can catch some of the remixed versions at Retro Remixes.

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