Wot (song)

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"Wot"
Captain-sensible-wot.jpeg
Single by Captain Sensible
from the album Women & Captains First
A-side"Wot"
B-side"Strawberry Dross"
Released1982
FormatVinyl record
Genre
Length5:52 (12" Version)
3:20 (7" US Version)
3:22 (7" EU Version)
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Captain Sensible
Producer(s)Tony Mansfield
Captain Sensible singles chronology
"Happy Talk"
(1982)
"Wot"
(1982)
"Croydon"
(1982)

"Wot" is a 1982 single by English musician Captain Sensible released by A&M Records. The song was produced by Tony Mansfield and features the group Dolly Mixture on backing vocals. The song charted in the United Kingdom and was a specialist hit in the United States, but enjoyed its greatest success in continental Europe.

Production[edit]

"Wot" is a song written by Captain Sensible and produced by Tony Mansfield.[2][3] The song features backing vocals from Dolly Mixture.[3][4]

Style[edit]

AllMusic described the single "Wot" as a "radio-friendly [slice] of lighthearted keyboard-based pop".[5]

Release[edit]

"Wot" was released on A&M Records.[2] In the United Kingdom, "Wot" was in the United Kingdom charts for seven weeks, peaking at number 26.[6] In the United States, "Wot" peaked on Billboards's Hot Dance Club Play Singles chart at number 24.[7] In France, the single was certified gold by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP) and sold about 744,000 copies.[8]

"Wot" was performed by Captain Sensible on Top of the Pops with Dolly Mixture as the backing group.[9] Dolly Mixture had mixed feelings about appearing on Top of the Pops so often as it led to them being recognized more as backup musicians than for their own work.[9]

Reception[edit]

Online music database AllMusic described both the songs "Wot" and "A Nice Cup of Tea" as "well-crafted pop tunes that deliver the goods".[10]

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from Wot record sleeve.[2][3]

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. "Captain Sensible – Day in the Life of...Captain Sensible". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Vinyl record sticker". Wot! (Media notes). Captain Sensible. A&M Records. 1982. CAP 2.
  3. ^ a b c Captain Sensible (1982). "Dear Auntie Sadie". Wot! (Media notes). Captain Sensible. A&M Records. CAP 2.
  4. ^ "Women & Captains First – Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  5. ^ Schnee, Steve "Spaz". "Captain Sensible – Collection". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Women & Captains First – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Les Singles en Or" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  9. ^ a b Carr, Daphne. "Dolly Mixture – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  10. ^ Deming, Mark. "Women & Captains First – Overview". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989, part 2". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Captain Sensible – Wot!" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Captain Sensible – Wot!" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  14. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste" (in French). InfoDisc. Select "Captain Sensible" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Captain Sensible – Wot!". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Wot". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  17. ^ a b "I singoli più venduti del 1983" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Captain Sensible - Wot" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Captain Sensible – Wot!" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  20. ^ "Charts.nz – Captain Sensible – Wot!". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Captain Sensible – Wot!". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  22. ^ "TOP – 1982" (in French). Top-france.fr. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  23. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1982" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 3 June 2014.