Big Fun (song)

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"Big Fun"
Single by Inner City
from the album Paradise
Released 1988
Format CD single
CD maxi
Genre Techno, Detroit techno
Length 3:25
Writer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Paris Grey
Art Forest
James Pennington
Producer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Inner City singles chronology
"Big Fun"
"Good Life"
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"Big Fun" is a song by American techno group Inner City. The single went to number one on the dance chart in the U.S. for one week, and was the first of five releases by the band to reach the top spot.[1] "Big Fun" also peaked at number fifty on the American R&B singles chart.[2] Overseas, it was also a top-ten hit in the UK.

In addition, the song is considered by many in the club and DJ communities to be a pioneer within the Detroit techno genre of dance music, as it popularized the sound on dance floors across the world.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

German DJ/remixer Gardeweg used portions of this song, along with Inner City's other two singles, "Good Life" and "Paradise," for his 2003 single "All I Want"

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 15
France (SNEP)[4] 48
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 4
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[7] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 128. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275. 
  3. ^ "Inner City - Music Biography". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Big Fun", in various singles charts (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  5. ^ German Singles Chart (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  7. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved April 10, 2008)

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Got a New Love" by Good Question
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
October 15, 1988
Succeeded by
"Spy in the House of Love" by Was (Not Was)