You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

Song written by Pete Burns, Steve Coy, Wayne Hussey, Tim Lever and Mike Percy and originally recorded by their band Dead or Alive.

Dead or Alive version

Pete Burns admitted in his autobiography that two songs were the inspiration for 'You Spin Me Round': 'I Wanted Your Love' by Luther Vandross and 'See You 'round Like a Record' by Little Nell. During the recording of the song, producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman took on a confrontational attitude, which was met by an equally confrontational attitude from the band. The record company was unenthusiastic about the song, so Burns took out a £2,500 loan to record it. After its original release on 5 November 1984, the single topped the UK singles chart, as well as reaching top 10 almost worldwide.

Kim Wilde version

'You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)' was performed live during the Dutch tours in October 2016 and October 2017, the tour with Howard Jones in Australia in 2017 and the Wilde Wild Xmas Show in December 2017.