Join Our Club

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"Join Our Club"
Single by Saint Etienne
from the album Foxbase Alpha
A-side "Join Our Club"
B-side "People Get Real", "Scene '93"
Released May 1992 (1992-05)
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre House
Label Heavenly Records - HVN15
Writer(s) Stanley/Wiggs
Saint Etienne singles chronology
"Nothing Can Stop Us"
"Join Our Club"

Join Our Club is a single by the alternative dance trio Saint Etienne, released by Heavenly Records in May 1992 as a double-A side with "People Get Real".

Saint Etienne wrote the song after Heavenly Records refused to release "People Get Real" as a single. They deliberately tried to write the most commercial song they could, and it ultimately reached number 21 in the UK Top 40.[1] The lyric alludes to a number of other songs, some recent hits at the time it was written (e.g. "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Justified and Ancient"), others older favourites of the group (including Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" - coincidentally, a hit cover version for Incognito the following month - and The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic", which like "Join Our Club" itself is a celebration of the pleasure of listening to music, and whose title is used as a recurring hook).

In the UK, it was a between-album single, released between Foxbase Alpha and So Tough. However, it appeared on the US version of So Tough with "People Get Real" appearing on the US release of Foxbase Alpha. It later appeared on You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone b-side collection in the UK.


All songs written and composed by Stanley and Wiggs

7": Heavenly / HVN 15 and MC (HVN15CS)
No. Title Length
1. "Join Our Club"   3:20
2. "People Get Real"   4:45
12": Heavenly / HVN 15 12 and CD (HVN15CD)
No. Title Length
1. "Join Our Club"   3:20
2. "Join Our Club (Chemically Friendly Zoom Mix)"   6:46
3. "People Get Real"   4:45
4. "Scene '93"   3:59
12": Heavenly / HVN 15 12P (12" Promo)
No. Title Length
1. "Join Our Club"   3:20
2. "Join Our Club (Chemically Friendly Zoom Mix)"   6:46
3. "Join Our Club (Monty's Stripped Down Dub)"    


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