Clog Dance (song)

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"Clog Dance"
Single by Violinski
from the album No Cause for Alarm
B-side "Time to Live"
Released 1979
Format 7"
Recorded 28 April 1978 – 12 December 1978
Genre Rock, pop
Length 3:06
Label Jet Records
Writer(s) John Marcangelo
Producer(s) Violinski
Violinski singles chronology
"Clog Dance"
"Save Me"
Music sample

"Clog Dance" was the first single released by Violinski, and became their only charting single. It was written by band member John Marcangelo, inspired by a shop in his town called Brew's which sold clogs.

Having become a favourite amongst various brass bands, it was used in the 1996 film Brassed Off. It reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart and also became a big hit in the Netherlands.

"Clog Dance" appeared on various compilation albums, including Friends & Relatives and Clog Dance: The Very Best of Violinski, the latter including an alternative 'rock' version.

The song is used as the theme tune for the Ministox racing formula on many of the UK's short oval car racing circuits,[1] as well as the backing track for several games in the spoof Japanese game show Banzai.


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