More, More, More

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"More, More, More"
More, More, More.jpg
Single by Andrea True Connection
from the album More, More, More
B-side"More, More, More (Part 2)"
ReleasedFebruary 1976
Format7" single, 12" single
LabelBuddah Records
Songwriter(s)Gregg Diamond
Producer(s)Gregg Diamond
Andrea True Connection singles chronology
"Keep It Up Longer"
"More, More, More"
"Party Line"

"More, More, More" is a song written by Gregg Diamond and recorded by American disco artist Andrea True, who performed as part of her "Andrea True Connection" project. It was released in February 1976 and became her signature track and one of the most popular songs of the disco era. In the U.S., it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks at number three on the Cashbox chart in July of that year. In Canada, it was a number-one hit.

The song was originally recorded in Jamaica where True, a porn star, had been appearing in a television commercial. An attempted coup prevented her from leaving the country with her wages from the commercial. Resourcefully, True called on Gregg Diamond to come down to Jamaica to write and record the song with her, along with other studio musicians which formed the backbone of the "Connection" project.[1]

Buddah Records originally released the song only to discos in the winter of 1975/1976. The popularity of "More, More, More" was immense. Widespread listener interest convinced Buddah to release the single commercially in the spring. The song rose to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number twenty three on the soul singles chart.[2] The single was a successful disco hit peaking at number two.[3] Overseas, the song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart.

The song has been covered a number of times since by artists including Samantha Fox, Bananarama, Rachel Stevens, Dannii Minogue, and Dagny. In 1999, Canadian band Len sampled the instrumental break in "More, More, More" and used it as the backdrop for their top-ten single "Steal My Sunshine".[4]

In popular culture[edit]

The song has also been used in television promotional advertisements, such as for American television series Sex and the City. The title hook line is used as a jingle by Canadian supermarket chain Save-On-Foods. Recently, the song has been featured in an advertisement campaign for American retail chain Target.

Chart performance[edit]

Bananarama version[edit]

"More, More, More"
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Single by Bananarama
from the album Please Yourself
ReleasedMarch 1993
Format7" single, 12" single, CD single, CD Maxi
RecordedOctober 1991
3:21 (Dave Ford Single Mix)
LabelLondon Records
Songwriter(s)Gregg Diamond
Sara Dallin
Keren Woodward
Mike Stock
Pete Waterman
Producer(s)Mike Stock
Pete Waterman
Bananarama singles chronology
"Last Thing on My Mind"
"More, More, More"
"I Found Love"

"More, More, More" was covered by English group Bananarama for their album Please Yourself. It was produced by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman of Stock Aitken Waterman fame. Their version retained the disco feel of the original and also incorporated elements of ABBA-like production, as was the case with the entire Please Yourself album. Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, Stock and Waterman added a second verse to their version of the song. The music video, directed by Saffie Ashtiany, featured them performing the song and dancing (in one of their few unchoreographed videos) in a cabaret-style club with several male dancers backing them up.

Bananarama's single version (which was remixed from their album version) climbed to number twenty-four in the UK singles chart. It was their last single to be released by London Records, their label since 1983. The duo would not see another single-release in the UK until "Move in My Direction" in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD 1 single
  1. "More, More, More" (Dave Ford Mix) – (3:24)
    Remixed by Dave Ford
  2. "Love in the First Degree" - (3:31)
  3. "I Want You Back" - (3:47)
  4. "I Heard a Rumour" - (3:24)
UK CD 2 single
  1. "More, More, More" (Dave Ford Mix) – (3:24)
    Remixed by Dave Ford
  2. "More, More, More" (12" Mix) – (5:18)
  3. "Give It All Up for Love" - (3:57)
  4. "More, More, More" (I Can't Techno More Mix) – (5:01)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Portugal (AFP)[21] 8
UK Singles Chart 24
"More More More"
Single by Rachel Stevens
from the album Funky Dory (Re-release)
  • "Shoulda Thought of That"
  • "Fools" (Princess Diaries 2 Version)
Released4 October 2004
FormatCD single, CD Maxi
GenrePop, disco
Length3:33 (album version) 2:47 (single version)
Songwriter(s)Gregg Diamond
Producer(s)Wild Oscar
Jewels & Stone (single mix)
Rachel Stevens singles chronology
"Some Girls"
"More More More"
"Negotiate with Love"

Rachel Stevens version[edit]

"More More More" was a 2004 hit for former S Club member Rachel Stevens. The song was taken from her debut album Funky Dory and was her final release from that album. The song was featured in an advertising campaign for Sky Sports' football coverage for the 2004-05 season, and also in adverts for sofa retailer ScS. It sold a total of 68,000 copies, of which 25,600 were in its first week. Stevens' version hit number three in the UK, outpeaking all of the previous versions of the track, and also reached number five in Ireland.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1

  1. "More, More, More" (Single Mix) – 2:47
  2. "Shoulda Thought Of That" - 3:14

CD 2

  1. "More, More, More" (Single Mix) – 2:47
  2. "Fools" (Princess Diaries 2 version) – 3:13
  3. "More, More, More" (The Sharp Boys Sky's The Limit Club Mix) – 7:43
  4. "More, More, More" (CD-ROM Video)

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 8
Ireland Singles Top 50 5
UK Singles Chart 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
UK Singles Chart [22] 104

In popular culture[edit]

The Andrea True Connection's version of "More, More, More" has appeared in two episodes of The Simpsons. In the 2003 episode "Dude, Where's My Ranch?", after Moe Szyslak kidnaps David Byrne (who guest-starred in the episode as himself), a parody version of the song plays on the radio featuring Moe singing, "Moe, Moe, Moe! How do you like me? How do like me? Moe, Moe, Moe! Why don't you like me? Nobody likes me." The song is credited to "The Moe Szyslak Connection". The song also appears in the episode "Sweets and Sour Marge", where Disco Stu plays the song after "snorting" lines of sugar.

"More, More, More" also appears in the documentary Inside Deep Throat. In 2006, the song appeared in Click and was used during one of the flashback scenes. On the show The King of Queens, the episode "High Def Jam" opened with Doug Heffernan singing a parody version, "Doug, Doug, Doug". The song was featured in American Dad!, Season 3, Episode 2, "Meter Made". The late professional wrestler Larry Sweeney formerly used the song as his entrance theme.

Stevens' version of the song is used in adverts for the UK sofa company ScS. A version of the song by Dagny was used by Target in a commercial campaign introducing its line of new products in the fall of 2017.[23]


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