Spin That Wheel

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"Spin That Wheel"
Spin That Wheel Cover.PNG
Single by Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K
from the album Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedFebruary 26, 1990
GenreHip house
LabelBrothers Organisation
SBK Records
Dance Pool
ARS Productions
El Sati,
Ya Kid K
Producer(s)Hi Tek 3,
Jo Bogaert
Technotronic singles chronology
"This Beat Is Technotronic"
"Spin That Wheel"
"Rockin' Over the Beat"
Music video
"Spin That Wheel" on YouTube

"Spin That Wheel" is a song by Belgian group Technotronic released under the name "Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K" in 1990. Hi Tek 3 are listed as Kovali, El Sati and Yosef.


The track appeared on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack and was also released as a single. In some territories it was released as "Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real)". References to drug use ("I smoke the mic like weed" and "This hypes you up like speed") were edited out of the soundtrack album. A David Morales remix of the track was also included on the Technotronic album Trip on This: The Remixes.

In Britain, "Spin That Wheel" was first issued in January 1990 and reached #69, but became a bigger hit when re-released that September, peaking at #15.[1] In the USA the song reached #69 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] #8 on Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales,[3] #3 on Hot Dance Club Play[4] and #39 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Bill Coleman from Billboard commented, "From the Technotronic stable comes the jammin' club offering "Spin That Wheel" by Hi Tek 3 featuring Technotronic's Ya Kid K on lead vocal. The energy that this track emanates is amazing and can't help but heat up a dancefloor. It's mixed by Jo Bogaert; we prefer the "Swing That Beat" version and "bass-a-pella" to those mixes sporting the weathered "whoa yeah" hook. Don't miss ... "[6]

Selected track listings[edit]

UK 7"[edit]

  1. "Spin That Wheel (Radio Version)"
  2. "Spin That Wheel (Dub Edit)"

UK 12" and CD[edit]

  1. "Spin That Wheel (First Feel Mix)"
  2. "Spin That Wheel (Radio Version)"
  3. "Spin That Wheel (Dub Mix)"

UK 12" maxi-single[edit]

  1. "Spin That Wheel (Extended Flick Mix)"
  2. "Spin That Wheel (Dub Mix)" 6:15
  3. "Spin That Wheel (Flick Mix)"
  4. "Spin That Wheel (Spin That Body Mix)"
  5. "Spin That Wheel (Swing That Beat Mix)" 6:09
  6. "Spin That Wheel (Bass-Apella Mix)" 5:56



  1. ^ Chart Stats (link)
  2. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  3. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  4. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  5. ^ billboard.com archive (link)
  6. ^ Coleman, Bill (March 17, 1990). "Dance Trax: The Beloved's 'Happiness' Breaks Out All Over" (PDF). Billboard. p. 31. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ Canadian dance peak
  10. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. October 27, 1990. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Hi Tek 3 feat. Ya Kid K – Spin That Wheel (Turtles Get Real)". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  15. ^ "End of Year Charts 1990". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.