Jukebox in Siberia

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"Jukebox in Siberia"
Jukebox in Siberia single cover.jpg
Single by Skyhooks
from the album The Latest and Greatest
Released 1 October 1990
Format 7" single, CD single, 12" vinyl single
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 3:53
Label Mushroom Records
Songwriter(s) Greg Macainsh
Producer(s) Ross Fraser
Skyhooks singles chronology
"Hooked on Hooks"
"Jukebox in Siberia"
"Tall Timber"
"Hooked on Hooks"
"Jukebox in Siberia"
"Tall Timber"

"Jukebox in Siberia" is a song by the Australian group, Skyhooks, released as the lead single from the group's compilation album The Latest and Greatest. The song's lyrics take a look at Russia under the rule of Gorbachev, the era of glasnost ("openness") and perestroika ("restructuring").[1]

The single was released in October 1990—the group's first release in eight years—and debuted on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart at No. 14, peaking at No. 1 the following month. It was their only ARIA #1 single; they had previously achieved a #1 single on the Kent Music Report with "Horror Movie" in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[2]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jukebox in Siberia" Greg Macainsh 3:53
2. "Jukebox in Siberia" (karaoke version) Greg Macainsh 3:53


"Jukebox in Siberia" peaked at #1 in Australia for 2 weeks.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[3] 1

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 30


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