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
Released1 October 1990
Format7" single, CD single, 12" vinyl single
GenrePop, pop rock
LabelMushroom Records
Songwriter(s)Greg Macainsh
Producer(s)Ross Fraser
Skyhooks singles chronology
"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]
1."Jukebox in Siberia"Greg Macainsh3:53
2."Jukebox in Siberia" (karaoke version)Greg Macainsh3:53


"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


  1. ^ "Skyhooks History". Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Skyhooks-Jukebox-In-Siberia/release/625817
  3. ^ "Skyhooks Discography". Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1990". ARIA. Retrieved 3 January 2014.

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