Rhythm Bandits

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"Rhythm Bandits"
Single by Junior Senior
from the album D-D-Don't Stop the Beat
Released 27 July 2003
Genre House
Length 2:48 (album version)
Label Crunchy Frog Records
Writer(s) Jesper Mortensen (as "Junior")
Producer(s) Thomas Troelsen, Junior
Junior Senior singles chronology
"Move Your Feet"
(2003)
"Rhythm Bandits"
(2003)
"Shake Your Coconuts"
(2003)

"Rhythm Bandits" is a song by Danish band Junior Senior. It was released as the second single from their debut album D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat in the United Kingdom and Australia in 2003, but failed to match the success of previous single "Move Your Feet", although did have a following at the time of its release. For whatever reason, the band did not release the popular song "Shake Your Coconuts" as a single in the UK, though it was planned as the third single.

Although the song did clamber into the charts, peaking at #22 in the UK and #47 in Australia, it served as the epitaph for Junior Senior, who tumbled into obscurity in the UK thereafter, causing their album Hey Hey My My Yo Yo to not be released in the UK, a fact which angered their fanbase.

The single mix of "Rhythm Bandits" is quite different from the album version (which is quite beat based), and is arranged into more of a surf-rock style.

It is included in the soundtrack to FIFA Football 2004.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 47
UK Singles Chart 22