Seaside Shuffle

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"Seaside Shuffle"
Single by Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
B-side"Ball and Chain"
Released1971 and 1972
GenreFolk rock
LabelUK Records
Songwriter(s)John Lewis
Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs singles chronology
"On a Saturday Night"
"Seaside Shuffle"
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"Seaside Shuffle" is a song and single by British group Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs written by Jona Lewie under his real name John Lewis.[1][2] The song was licensed for released on Jonathan King's UK Records, and was included in the Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts's album Alias Terry Dactyl.[3]

First released in 1971, it was re-released in 1972 and entered the UK chart in July, reaching number 2 in August and staying for 12 weeks in the chart.[4][5] The song was the first single released on UK Records to become a hit.[6]


Chart (1972) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 20
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 13
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 2


  1. ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries. Library of Congress. 1973 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Muze. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "From the Music Capital of the World". Billboard. 12 August 1972. p. 52.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 133. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ a b "Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ Southall, Brian (2003). The A-Z of Record Labels. Sanctuary. p. 201. ISBN 9781860744921 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 80. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs – Seaside Shuffle" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts.
  9. ^ "Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs – Seaside Shuffle" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Seaside Shuffle". Irish Singles Chart.