Big Fun (song)

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"Big Fun"
Big Fun (song).jpg
Single by Inner City
from the album Paradise
Released 21 September 1988 (UK)
Length 3:25
Producer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Inner City singles chronology
"Big Fun"
"Good Life"
"Big Fun"
"Good Life"
Music video
"Big Fun" on YouTube
Audio sample

"Big Fun" is a song by American electronic music group Inner City. The single went to number one on the dance chart in the U.S. for one week, and was the first of five releases by the band to reach the top spot.[1][2] "Big Fun" also peaked at number fifty on the American R&B singles chart.[3] Overseas, it was also a top-ten hit in the UK.[4]

"Big Fun" was described as a "surprise crossover success" in the United Kingdom by AllMusic.[5]

Other versions[edit]

  • German DJ and remixer Gardeweg used portions of this song, along with Inner City's other two singles, "Good Life" and "Paradise," for his 2003 single "All I Want".
  • At the end of 2014, a new version was recorded by D.O.N.S. and Terri B! on Carrillo Records. This version peaked at number one on the US dance chart.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988–1989) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 57
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 17
France (SNEP)[8] 48
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 4
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[4] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[1] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Billboard > Artists / Inner City > Chart History > Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 128. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275. 
  4. ^ a b "Official Charts > Inner City". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  5. ^ Bush, John. "Inner City - Music Biography". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ Australian (ARIA) peak provided by ARIA through "response to chart inquiry, received 2014-01-17.". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  8. ^ a b "Big Fun", in various singles charts (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  9. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  10. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Inner City (singles)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know > Search results for Inner City". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  12. ^ " > Discografie Inner City" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  13. ^ " > Discographie Inner City" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-15.