Onka's Big Moka

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This article is about the Toploader album. For the anthropological film with a similar spelling, see Ongka's Big Moka.
Onka's Big Moka
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Studio album by Toploader
Released 11 November 1999
Genre Post-Britpop
Length 46:00
Label S2
Producer Dave Eringa
Toploader chronology
Onka's Big Moka
(1999)
Magic Hotel
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link
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Onka's Big Moka is an album released in 1999 by the post-Britpop band Toploader. The album reached #4 on the UK charts, and a song from the album, "Dancing in the Moonlight", a cover of the King Harvest song, was featured in a television commercial for supermarket chain Sainsbury's and on the soundtrack of the 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama "A Walk to Remember".

The title is a reference to a 1974 anthropological documentary Ongka's Big Moka: The Kawelka of Papua New Guinea. It was being much played in university anthropology departments in the mid-1990s, around when the band members would have been attending.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let the People Know" – 3:54
  2. "Dancing in the Moonlight" – 3:52
  3. "Achilles Heel" – 4:18
  4. "Breathe" – 3:56
  5. "Do You Know What Your Future Will Be?" – 4:24
  6. "Only for a While" – 3:51
  7. "Just Hold On" - 4:01
  8. "Higher State" – 3:11
  9. "High Flying Bird" – 4:10
  10. "Summer Cycle" – 4:38
  11. "Just About Living" - 4:01
  12. "Floating Away (In the Bath Tub)" - 3:22

Singles[edit]

  • 1999 "Achilles Heel" #64 UK
  • 1999 "Let the People Know" #52 UK
  • 2000 "Dancing in the Moonlight" #19 UK (King Harvest cover)
  • 2000 "Achilles Heel" (re-release) #8 UK
  • 2000 "Just Hold On" #20 UK
  • 2000 "Dancing in the Moonlight" (remix) #7 UK
  • 2001 "Only for a While" #19 UK