Scotch (band)

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Origin Italy
Genres Italo disco, synthpop
Years active 1982–1987
Labels Il Discotto Records, ZYX Records
Past members Manlio Cangelli
Vince Lancini
Fabio Margutti
Franz Rome

Scotch were an Italo disco group active during the 1980s.


The Scotchs were an Italian disco group active in the eighties. The SCOTCH project was created by David Zambelli and Walter Verdi, Bergamo record producers. The first success of the group was Penguin's Invasion written by Manlio Cangelli. Penguin's Invasion was an instrumental piece: about 3 months after the release, it was decided to create a sung version and Vince Lancini was chosen as singer. Later he joined the group Fabio Margutti composer and author Vince Lancini. Among their most important pieces include Take Me Up, Disco Band, Mirage, Delirio Mind, Penguin's Invasion, Plus and Money Runner

The band had numerous hits, starting with "Penguin invasion", "Disco Band", "Delirio Mind" and "Take Me Up". The group's 1984 single "Disco Band" was their major hit in Germany and other countries. In 1985 they released the album "Evolution". Kylie Minogue's international hit "Got to Be Certain" was largely influenced by "Take Me Up"[citation needed].

"Mirage" was the next single which was a huge hit in Sweden. Other songs were "Plus Plus" and "Money Runner".

Here's Scotch's singles chart positions from

  • Disco Band [#28 Italy, #3 Germany, #20 Sweden, #4 Switzerland, #4 Portugal]
  • Delirio Mind [#6 Germany, #5 Sweden, #19 Switzerland]
  • Take Me Up [#19 Germany; #11 Portugal]
  • Mirage [#19 Italy, #56 Germany, #2 Sweden]
  • Money Runner [#12 Sweden]
  • Pictures [#16 Sweden]

"Disco Band" was sampled on Scooter's 2007 hit single "Lass Uns Tanzen", and "Penguin Invasion" continues to be popular, appearing on various Italo disco compilations and retrospectives.



  • 1985 Evolution
  • 1987 Pictures of old days

Maxi Singles[edit]

  • 1983 Penguins' invasion
  • 1983 Penguins' invasion (Vocal)
  • 1984 Disco band
  • 1984 Disco band (Remix)
  • 1984 Take me up / Man in the man
  • 1985 Delirio mind
  • 1985 Delirio mind (Remix) / Take me up (Remix)
  • 1986 Mirage / Amor por Victoria
  • 1986 Money Runner
  • 1987 Pictures
  • 1987 Man to man
Charting Top-10 Singles
Title Album Country Peak position Weeks on chart Reference(s)
"Mirage" Best Of Sweden 2 5 [1]
"Disco Band" Evolution Switzerland 4 15 [2]
"Delirio Mind" Best Of Sweden 5 5 [1]
"Take Me Up" Evolution France 10 19 [3]
"Money Runner" Best Of Norway 10 1 [4]
Charting Top-10 Albums
Album Country Peak position Weeks on chart Reference(s)
Evolution Sweden 4 17 [1]


  1. ^ a b c "Discography Scotch". 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Discography Scotch". Hung Medien. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Discography Scotch". 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Discography Scotch". 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

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