Big Fun (song)

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"Big Fun"
Single by Inner City
from the album Paradise
Released 1988
Format CD single
CD maxi
Length 3:25
Writer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Paris Grey
Art Forest
James Pennington
Producer(s) Kevin Saunderson
Inner City singles chronology
"Big Fun"
"Good Life"
Audio sample
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"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] "Big Fun" also peaked at number fifty on the American R&B singles chart.[2] Overseas, it was also a top-ten hit in the UK.

"Big Fun" was described as a "surprise crossover successs" in the United Kingdom by AllMusic.[3]

Other versions[edit]

  • German DJ/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.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 17
France (SNEP)[5] 48
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 4
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[9] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 128. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 275. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Inner City - Music Biography". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Big Fun", in various singles charts (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  6. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  7. ^ German Singles Chart (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  8. ^ Irish Single Chart (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved April 10, 2008)