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Barry John Upton (born 25 February 1954, Hastings, Sussex, England) is an English songwriter, arranger, musician and producer of various forms of pop music. He is also an audio engineer and stage performer having appeared around the world in various capacities.
In the early 1980s, Upton was a member of Brotherhood of Man, appearing in concert with them internationally. Although not a member of the band at the time of their Eurovision win, he was their musical arranger and co-wrote much of their material during his time with them. In 1997 he created the million selling pop band, Steps.
His writing and/or production credits include:
- Lightning Flash - Brotherhood of Man (1983)
- "I'm In The Mood For Dancing '89" - The Nolans (1989)
- "Only Fools (Never Fall in Love)" - Sonia (1991)
- "5,6,7,8" - UK Top Twenty hit co-written with Steve Crosby - Steps (1997)
- Dollar’s Greatest Hits - Dollar (re-recorded versions)
- "Bunsen Burner" - UK Top Ten hit co-written with John Otway (2002)
- Gold: Greatest Hits - Steps (2002)
- "Cheeky Flamenco" - The Cheeky Girls (2003)
- "You've Got Me Dancing" (featured in the movie, Little Miss Sunshine, and co-written with Gordon Pogoda) (2006)
- "Gasoline" and "World Ain't Over" - Pedwell (2007)
- The Complete Halloween Party Album (2007)
- My Favourite TV Themes (2008)
- "Artist: Barry Upton". Second Hand Songs. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- "5, 6, 7, 8 - Steps : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- "Little Miss Sunshine (2006)". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 2011-01-06.
- "The Complete Halloween Party Album - Various Artists : Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- "Barry Upton - My Favourite TV Themes (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2013-01-02.