You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties
|"You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"|
|Single by Jona Lewie|
|Genre||Synthpop, new wave|
|Writer(s)||Keith Trussell, Jona Lewie|
|Jona Lewie singles chronology|
"You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" is a song by English singer-songwriter Jona Lewie. It was written by Lewie and Keef Trouble. It was released in 1980 and entered the UK Singles Chart in May, reaching number 16 and staying for 11 weeks on the chart.
Lewie added a new storyline ending to Trouble's lyrics. He wrote the melody on a multi-timbre polyphonic Polymoog in his home eight-track studio, and played on and recorded the backing track entirely himself, apart from bass guitar from Norman Watt-Roy and additional hi-hat percussion from Bob Andrews. It has been claimed that the female backing vocal is by Kirsty MacColl, but Lewie has confirmed during the recording of the song they were done by the wives of producer Andrews and Dave Robinson, the owner of Stiff Records. MacColl did however appear as a backing vocalist during live performances.
In 2010, the track was used to advertise kitchens for IKEA. The advert, the full version of which ran to three minutes, features the group Man Like Me walking around a party in a house comprising only kitchens while singing a new version of the song. Lewie himself appeared as the host of the party.
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