Let's Party (Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers song)

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"Let's Party" was a popular single by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers.

The third single by the father and son DJ team Andy and John Pickles it reached the top of the UK Singles Chart for a single week in December 1989.[1] They became only the third act to reach No. 1 with their first three singles, following on from Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1964 and Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1984, and took the shortest time to achieve the feat.

The record follows on from the formula which took their earlier singles "Swing the Mood" and "That's What I Like" to number one on the charts. This time the records melodic hook is provided by Joe Loss's "March of the Mods". Unlike Jive Bunny's previous two hits, it was not a major international hit, although it reached No. 2 in Ireland, and charted in several other European nations.

The difference was it sampled classic Christmas songs instead. These included the 1973 Christmas No. 1 Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" and Gary Glitter's "Another Rock and Roll Christmas". It also included Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" but, as they did not have permission to use the song, they got the group's lead singer Roy Wood to re-record the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 508. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" by New Kids on the Block
UK number-one single
December 10, 1989
Succeeded by
"Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid II