Stutter Rap (No Sleep til Bedtime)

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"Stutter Rap (No Sleep til Bedtime)"
Single by Morris Minor and the Majors
B-side "Another Boring B-Side"
Released 1988
Format 7"
Label Ten Records Ltd.
Writer(s) Tony Hawks
Producer(s) Grand Master Jelly Tot
Morris Minor and the Majors singles chronology
"Stutter Rap (No Sleep til Bedtime)"
(1988)
"This Is The Chorus"
(1988)

"Stutter Rap (No Sleep til Bedtime)" is a song by Morris Minor and the Majors, led by Tony Hawks. The song is a style parody of the Beastie Boys and the subtitle plays on their 1987 single "No Sleep till Brooklyn". The record sold 220,000 copies.

Hawks started out as a songwriter but was not successful, and instead became a comedian and writer. However, it was when he turned to comedy that he achieved a hit with "Stutter Rap (No Sleep Til Bedtime)", reaching No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] No. 14 in Canada and No. 2 in Australia. Although written by Hawks, it was performed by him along with two others, as Morris Minor and the Majors. In the video for the song, John Deacon (of Queen) makes an appearance, wearing a blue wig and playing guitar. The single also featured the song "Another Boring B-Side", whose chorus simply repeated the line: "Very very very very very very boring".

Spoofs[edit]

  • "I Feel for You" - Chaka Khan
  • "No Sleep till Brooklyn" - Beastie Boys (see above)
  • "19" - Paul Hardcastle

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 369. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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