I Wanna 1-2-1 With You

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"I Wanna 1-2-1 With You"
Single by Solid Gold Chartbusters
Released 1999[1]
Recorded 1999[1]
Genre Novelty[2]
Label Virgin Records[1]
Writer(s) Guy Pratt, Jimmy Cauty, Lloyd Stanton[2]

I Wanna 1-2-1 With You is a mobile telephone-themed novelty-pop record by Solid Gold Chartbusters.[2] It was released as competition for the Christmas Number One but only got to #62.[1]

The release of this song prevented the Super Furry Animals from releasing their song Wherever I Lay My Phone (That's My Home), on the grounds that it was "based on the same Nokia ringtone".[3][4]

Costumes from its music video were later used in an unusual advertising campaign in which online film clips purportedly showing pranksters stealing the cellphones of unsuspecting passersby.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "SOLID GOLD CHARTBUSTERS". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Solid Gold Chartbusters - I Wanna 1-2-1 With You". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Bresnark, Robin (Jan 19 – Jan 25 2000). "'I like the idea of creating cultural havoc'". Melody Maker: 28–30.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Long, April (22 January 2000). "The Fan-ish Inquisition". NME: 16–18. 
  5. ^ "The Cellphone Murders". 10 Zen Monkeys. Retrieved 25 August 2013.