Spin That Wheel

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"Spin That Wheel"
Single by Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K
from the album Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Soundtrack
Released 1990
Format 7", 12", CD
Label Brothers Organisation
SBK Records
Dance Pool
ARS Productions
Writer(s) Kovali,
El Sati,
Ya Kid K
Producer(s) Hi Tek 3,
Jo Bogaert
Technotronic singles chronology
"This Beat Is Technotronic"
(1990)
"Spin That Wheel"
(1990)
"Rockin' Over the Beat"
(1990)

"Spin That Wheel" is a song by Belgian group Technotronic released under the name "Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K" in 1990. Hi Tek 3 are listed as Kovali, El Sati and Yosef.

Releases[edit]

The track appeared on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack and was also released as a single. In some territories it was released as "Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real)". A reference to drug use ("I smoke the mic like weed") was edited out of the soundtrack album. A David Morales remix of the track was also included on the Technotronic album Trip on This: The Remixes.

In Britain, "Spin That Wheel" was first issued in January 1990 and reached #69, but became a bigger hit when re-released that September, peaking at #15.[1] In the USA the song reached #69 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] #8 on Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales,[3] #3 on Hot Dance Club Play[4] and #39 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[5]

Selected track listings[edit]

UK 7"[edit]

  1. "Spin That Wheel (Radio Version)"
  2. "Spin That Wheel (Dub Edit)"

UK 12" and CD[edit]

  1. "Spin That Wheel (First Feel Mix)"
  2. "Spin That Wheel (Radio Version)"
  3. "Spin That Wheel (Dub Mix)"

UK 12" maxi-single[edit]

  1. "Spin That Wheel (Extended Flick Mix)"
  2. "Spin That Wheel (Dub Mix)"
  3. "Spin That Wheel (Flick Mix)"
  4. "Spin That Wheel (Spin That Body Mix)"
  5. "Spin That Wheel (Swing That Beat Mix)"
  6. "Spin That Wheel (Bass-Apella Mix)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990-1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 21
Canada Dance (RPM)[8] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 29
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[11] 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chart Stats (link)
  2. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  3. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  4. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  5. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ Canadian dance peak
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real)". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)