Kinky Afro

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"Kinky Afro"
Kinky Afro.jpg
Single by Happy Mondays
from the album Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
A-side "Kinky Afro" (Mix)
B-side "Kinky Afro" (Live)
Released 8 October 1990
Format 7" 45 rpm, CD single
Genre Madchester
Length 3:55
Label Factory - FAC 302/7
Producer(s) Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne
Happy Mondays singles chronology
"Step On"
"Kinky Afro"
"Loose Fit"

"Kinky Afro" is a 1990 single by Happy Mondays. It was the second single from the band's third album Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches. The song was the band's biggest hit in the United States hitting #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. It also hit #5 in the UK, tied with "Step On" as the band's highest charting single there. "Kinky Afro" was the band's highest charting single in Australia, peaking at #63 on the ARIA singles chart in March 1991.[1] The song's chorus paraphrases the Labelle song "Lady Marmalade".

Track listing[2][edit]


  1. "Kinky Afro" (3:55)
  2. "Kinky Afro" (live) (4:36)


  1. "Kinky Afro" (12" mix) (5:07)
  2. "Kinky Afro" (live) (6:38)


  1. "Kinky Afro" (Radio Edit) (3:58)
  2. "Kinky Afro" (12" Mix) (5:08)
  3. "Kinky Afro" (live) (6:38)


  1. "Kinky Afro" (Euromix) (7:26)
  2. "Kinky Afro" (Euromix edit) (4:15)
  3. "Step On" (US Dub mix) (5:55)

"Kinky Groovy Afro" 12"[edit]

  1. "Kinky Groovy Afro" (Peter Lorimer mix) (7:32)
  2. "Kinky Groovy Afro" (live) (6:38)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ Happy Mondays extended discography

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