Don't Stop Movin' (S Club 7 song)

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"Don't Stop Movin'"
Single by S Club 7
from the album Sunshine
B-side "Right Guy" (original version)
Released 23 April 2001 (United Kingdom)
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded London, England (2000)
Genre Pop, nu-disco, funk
Length 3:53
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Bradley McIntosh/Hannah Spearritt/Jo O'Meara/Jon Lee/Paul Cattermole/Rachel Stevens/Sheppard Solomon/Simon Ellis/Tina Barrett
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
(2000)
"Don't Stop Movin'"
(2001)
"Have You Ever"
(2001)
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"Don't Stop Movin'" is a song by S Club 7, released as a single on 23 April 2001.

S Club 7 recorded the song in early 2001 after they finished making their second album, 7, with their regular songwriter, Simon Ellis, and Shep Solomon,[citation needed] who had worked on hits in the 1990s by Eternal and Michelle Gayle.[citation needed] The song is notable for being made in a disco style,[citation needed] and it features real violins and string instruments. The song was released in April 2001, and hit No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart twice in the duration of a month (Geri Halliwell's "It's Raining Men" that spent two weeks atop the No. 1 position in between),[1] becoming the year's seventh biggest-selling single. It also was awarded the BRIT Award for Best British Single in 2002 and ITV's Record of the Year accolade.[citation needed] The song made it to number 3 in Q's "Guilty Pleasures" list in August 2006.[2]

The video was filmed at the Camden Palace nightclub in Dublin, Ireland.[citation needed] Halfway through the shoot, a camera knocked a giant antique chandelier which fell down from the ceiling, narrowly missing S Club members Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh and the crowd of dancers.[citation needed]

The song has sold 740,000 copies in the United Kingdom as stated by the Official Charts Company.[citation needed]

The song samples Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean",[citation needed] a fact the group widely spoke about during promotion of the single.[citation needed] In one of the interviews,[which?] the S Club members[who?] mentioned the song's producers asking Jackson's management for permission to sample "Billie Jean" through fax and having been granted permission.[citation needed]

The song featured Bradley McIntosh and Jo O'Meara on lead vocals.[citation needed]


Track listing[edit]

Chart position[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 2
Austrian Singles Chart 9
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 43
Danish Singles Chart 18
French Singles Chart 20
German Singles Chart 9
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italian Singles Chart[4] 34
New Zealand Singles Chart 3
Swedish Singles Chart 4
Swiss Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[1] 1

End of decade positions[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position
UK Singles Chart 26[5]

Cover versions[edit]

On Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, as part of Ant Vs. Dec: The Teams, their challenge was to record a charity single. Ant's team sung this song as their single. They lost the challenge,[6] however they still managed to chart at No. 79 on the UK Singles Chart.[7]

Starsailor covered this song on Radio 1's Live Lounge.

The song was also recorded by The Beautiful South for their cover album Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs at a slower tempo in contrast to the original.

911 sang the song on the television programme, Hit Me Baby One More Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 659–60. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/S-Club-7-Dont-Stop-Movin-Mixes/release/1539859
  4. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: S". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  5. ^ Radio 1 Chart of the Decade, as presented by Nihal on Tuesday 29 December 2009
  6. ^ "TV Shows". Itv.com. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
Preceded by
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child
UK Singles Chart number-one single (first run)
29 April 2001 – 5 May 2001
Succeeded by
"It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
Preceded by
"It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
UK Singles Chart number-one single (second run)
20 May 2001 – 26 May 2001
Succeeded by
"Do You Really Like It?" by DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies