Swing the Mood

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"Swing the Mood"
Swing the mood.jpg
Single by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
from the album Jive Bunny: The Album
B-side "Glen Miller Medley"
Released 24 June 1989 (1989-06-24)
Format CD single, CD maxi single
Genre Pop, rock and roll
Length 4:05 (Radio version)
6:00 (Extended version)
Label Indisc/BCM
Producer(s) Andy Pickles, Les Hemstock
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers singles chronology
"Swing the Mood"
(1989)
"That's What I Like"
(1989)

"Swing the Mood" is a song by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers from their debut album The Album.

Produced by the father and son DJ team of Andy and John Pickles, "Swing the Mood" was a cut and paste record which fused a number of early rock and roll records with liberal use of Glenn Miller's "In the Mood."

Copyright problems caused a re-recorded version to be released; despite this version being derided by critics it nevertheless became a massive hit in the United Kingdom spending 5 weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July and August 1989, partly aided by the Jive Bunny animated character. The record became a worldwide phenomenon, reaching #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It was the 2nd best-selling single of 1989 in the UK, outsold only by "Ride On Time" by Black Box (coincidentally also the single which knocked "Swing The Mood" off the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart).

Samples[edit]

This single samples from the following songs:

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Swing the Mood" (radio mix) — 4:05
  2. "Glen Miller Medley" (the J.B. edit) — 3:55
CD maxi
  1. "Swing the Mood" (12" version) — 6:00
  2. "Swing the Mood" — 4:05
  3. "Glen Miller Medley" (the J.B. edit) — 3:55

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Canada[1] Platinum 22 January 1990 100,000
France[2] Gold 1989 500,000
UK[3] Platinum 1 August 1989 600,000
U.S.[4] Gold 12 December 1989 500,000

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"Too Much" by Bros
Irish IRMA number-one single
10 August 1989 – 17 August 1989 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lion in a Cage" by Dolores Keane
Preceded by
"Das Omen (Teil I)" by Mysterious Art
German number-one single
1 September 1989 – 15 September 1989 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lambada" by Kaoma
Preceded by
"We Are Growing (Shaka Zulu)" by Margaret Singana
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
9 September 1989 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"French Kiss" by Lil Louis
Preceded by
"A Cry in the Night" by Lory Bianco
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
15 September 1989 – 1 October 1989 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lambada" by Kaoma
Preceded by
"If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher
Australian ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
16 October 1989 – 30 October 1989 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher
Preceded by
"You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" by Sonia
UK number-one single
5 August 1989 – 2 September 1989 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ride On Time" by Black Box
Preceded by
"Cœur de loup" by Philippe Lafontaine
French SNEP number one single
4 November 1989 – 2 December 1989 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Hélène" by Roch Voisine
Preceded by
"Bombadilla Life" by Franklin
Norwegian VG-Lista number-one single
37/1989 - 42/1989 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lambada" by Kaoma

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada certifications cria.ca (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  2. ^ Elia Abib, Muz hit. tubes, 1998, p. 170 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  3. ^ UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  4. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ Canada AC peak
  9. ^ Canada Dance peak
  10. ^ Canada Top Singles peak
  11. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 12 April 2008)
  15. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: B". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood". VG-lista.
  18. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing the Mood". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  22. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  23. ^ 1989 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  24. ^ 1989 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  25. ^ 1989 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 19 September 2008)
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15.