The Klaxons (Belgian band)

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The Klaxons
Origin Belgium
Genres Folk, world, country pop
Years active 1983 (1983)–1995 (1995)
Labels Hispavox, Polydor, Disques Vogue, Telstar, CBS, Tonican
Past members Jean Marie Troisfontaine
Burt Blanca
Roger Verbestel

The Klaxons were a Belgian accordion-based band founded by Burt Blanca who had a minor UK hit in 1983 with "The Clap Clap Sound", which reached number 45 in the UK charts,[1] and number 18 on the New Zealand Singles Chart[2] The track is considered to be a holiday favourite, and is often accompanied by a dance routine, involving clapping.

They have released two albums: 1984's Clap Clap Sound, and 1995's Woogie Boogie. The song was also n°1 in South Africa.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1984 Clap Clap Sound Hispavox
1995 Woogie Boogie Tonican


Year Title Label Charts
1983 "Clap Clap Sound" / "Rippie Dance" Polydor 18 (NZ)[2]
45 (UK)[1]
1984 "Kindertraum" / "Twist a Billy" Disques Vogue
1984 "Rodeoliday" Telstar


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