Doctor Spin

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Doctor Spin was a pseudonym used by Andrew Lloyd Webber and record producer Nigel Wright for their 1992 hit single "Tetris".[1]


Lloyd Webber is more widely known as a composer of musical theatre.

"Tetris" itself was an early 1990s Eurodance cover version of the most famous tune in the Game Boy version of the game Tetris (which was in turn an instrumental version of the Russian folk song, "Korobeiniki"). Tetris was the free game bundled with the Game Boy.

"Tetris" was popular at the time, and the single reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart. Doctor Spin itself may be considered a one-hit wonder ("Tetris" was their sole entry on the UK Singles Chart,[1] and there is no evidence of any other releases under that name). However, Lloyd Webber and Wright themselves have worked together on many other successful projects.[2][3] Wright produced Bombalurina's 1990 hit cover of "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"[4][5] (which Lloyd Webber was also involved with), and has subsequently worked on a number of Lloyd Webber's cast albums.



Year Title Peak chart positions
1992 "Tetris" 6 23 26 4 7

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (Managing Editor) (2005), British Hit Singles & Albums (Edition 18), Guinness World Records Limited, ISBN 1-904994-00-8
  2. ^ IMDB entry on Nigel Wright
  3. ^ IMDB entry on Andrew Lloyd Webber
  4. ^ Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, article retrieved 29 October 2006
  5. ^ Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine, article retrieved 29 October 2006
  6. ^ "UK chart peaks". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Austrian chart peaks". Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  8. ^ European singles chart peaks:
  9. ^ "Finnish chart peaks". Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Irish chart peaks". Retrieved 9 October 2020.