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]
Format
Recorded 1999[1]
Genre Novelty[2]
Label Virgin[1]
Writer(s)

"I Wanna 1-2-1 With You" is a mobile telephone-themed novelty-pop song by Solid Gold Chartbusters, written by Guy Pratt, Jimmy Cauty, and Lloyd Stanton.[3] 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".[4][5]

Costumes from its music video were later used in an unusual advertising campaign in which online film clips purportedly showed pranksters stealing the cellphones of unsuspecting passersby.[6]

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References[edit]

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