Swings and Roundabouts

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Swings and Roundabouts
Studio album by Shanks & Bigfoot
Released February 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre UK garage, dance, R&B
Label Jive
Producer Steven Meade, Danny Langsman
Shanks & Bigfoot chronology
Swings and Roundabouts
Ayia Napa – The Album
Singles from Swings and Roundabouts
  1. "Sweet Like Chocolate"
    Released: 21 May 1999
  2. "Sing-A-Long"
    Released: 2000

Swings and Roundabouts is the debut album by British dance duo Shanks & Bigfoot. The album was released in July 2000 but failed to break the UK Top 75 despite the success of its two singles. It is best known for the 1999 hit single "Sweet Like Chocolate", which reached No. 1 in the UK as well as being a top 10 hit in Australia and New Zealand.[1]

Released a year after the runaway success of "Sweet Like Chocolate", the follow-up single "Sing-A-Long" failed to meet popular expectation, reaching No. 12 in the UK Singles Chart. At the time, many ascribed this to the poor timing of the album. The majority of the female vocals for the album were provided by Terri Walker.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steven Meade and Danny Langsman.

  1. "Sing-A-Long" – 3:31
  2. "Spinning Wheel" – 3:24
  3. "Five Miles Wide" – 3:22
  4. "Sweet Like Chocolate" – 3:37
  5. "King of Winter" – 3:32
  6. "Like You" – 4:02
  7. "Flower Without You" – 3:23
  8. "Our Way" – 3:43
  9. "Step to My Beat" – 4:56
  10. "Trust in Me" – 4:04

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sing-A-Long" (Wideboys Vocal Remix) – 4:45
  2. "Sweet Like Chocolate" (Metro 7" Mix) – 3:14


  1. ^ "Sweet Like Chocolate". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 11 June 2010.