Don't Stop Movin' (S Club 7 song)

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"Don't Stop Movin'"
Single by S Club 7
from the album Sunshine
B-side "Right Guy" (original version)
Released 23 April 2001
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 2000; London, England
Length 3:53
Label Polydor
Producer(s) Ellis
S Club 7 singles chronology
"Never Had a Dream Come True"
"Don't Stop Movin'"
"Have You Ever"
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"Don't Stop Movin'" is a song by S Club 7, released as a single on 23 April 2001. The song was written by the group along with their regular songwriter Simon Ellis and Sheppard Solomon, who had worked on hits in the 1990s by Eternal and Michelle Gayle with Michael Jackson also receiving a co-writer credit due to the song's similarity to Jackson's single "Billie Jean", which the group acknowledged. The song features Bradley McIntosh and Jo O'Meara on lead vocals and is notable for being made in a disco style, and it features real violins and string instruments.[1] It was released on 23 April 2001 as the lead single from S Club 7's third studio album, Sunshine (2001).

The song hit number one in the UK Singles Chart twice in the duration of a month (Geri Halliwell's "It's Raining Men" spent two weeks atop the number one position in between),[2] becoming the year's seventh biggest-selling single.[3] It also was awarded the BRIT Award for Best British Single in 2002 and ITV's Record of the Year accolade.[4] The song made it to number 3 in Q's "Guilty Pleasures" list in August 2006.[5] It has sold 801,000 copies in the United Kingdom, as stated by the Official Charts Company.[6]

The authors of the song acknowledge that the verse samples Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", a fact that the group claim to have widely spoken about during promotion of the single.[7]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

On Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, as part of Ant vs. Dec: The Teams, their challenge was to record a charity single. Ant's team sang this song as their single. They lost the challenge,[25] however they still managed to chart at number 79 on the UK Singles Chart.

Starsailor covered this song on Radio 1's Live Lounge.

The song was also recorded by The Beautiful South for their cover album Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs at a slower tempo in contrast to the original.

Boy band 911 sang the song on the ITV television programme Hit Me, Baby, One More Time.


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  5. ^ "Entertainment - ELO top 'guilty secret' song list". BBC News. BBC. 2 August 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Myers, Justin (9 May 2015). "S Club 7's Official Top 10 Best Selling Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "S Club 7's Don't Stop Movin' sample of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean". WhoSampled. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
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  19. ^ "Poland: Airplay Chart - Lista Krajowa 32/2001 (Retrieved September 4, 2015)
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-04-29". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  21. ^ " – S Club 7 – Don't Stop Movin'". Singles Top 100.
  22. ^ " – S Club 7 – Don't Stop Movin'". Swiss Singles Chart.
  23. ^ Radio 1 Chart of the Decade, as presented by DJ Nihal on 29 December 2009
  24. '^ "British single certifications – S Club 7 – Don't Stop Movin'". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Don't Stop Movin in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  25. ^ "TV Shows". 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
Preceded by
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child
UK Singles Chart number-one single (first run)
29 April 2001 – 5 May 2001
Succeeded by
"It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
Preceded by
"It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
UK Singles Chart number-one single (second run)
20 May 2001 – 26 May 2001
Succeeded by
"Do You Really Like It?" by DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies